Vaux – Sunderland Central Business District

First phase of new employment site in City centre (on the former Vaux site).

This project will create the necessary infrastructure to enable the first phase of the development of this city centre site. When fully developed the site will include office, retail, residential and leisure areas.

Central to the plans for phase one is a 60,000 sq ft office building at the heart of the 5.5 hectare site, which will look out on to the Keel Line. There will be 19 separate buildings or blocks built over a number of years to create a flagship development for living, working and relaxing.

The project has also benefited from earlier investment in highways improvements adjacent to the site, with funds provided from the North East Investment Fund to the value of £2.5m. This not only assists with access to the whole of the development site but to the wider Central Business District of Sunderland as it takes forwards its economic development objectives.


Project timeline
2015 Pipeline

Start of feasibility and business case development

2016 In progress

Project approved and in construction phase

2018 In progress

Project expected to be live in 2019

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Project Stats
Economic assets and infrastructure
Project Status
Project Location
Project Organisation
Sunderland City Council
Project Funding
Local Growth Fund
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