The green light has been given for work to start on transforming the former Vaux Brewery site at the gateway to Sunderland city centre, a site that has been dormant for almost 17 years.
Sunderland City Council has approved the planning application for phase one of the development submitted by Siglion, which was put together after extensive consultations with the community and local stakeholders.
The flagship project is the first of five locations around the city that will be redeveloped as part of a once in a generation £100 million-plus programme. At the heart of the plans is a striking 60,000 sq ft office building looking out across the Keel Line, along the river towards the sea.
Siglion Chief Executive, John Seager, said: This is such a focal point for Sunderland and its position at the entrance to the city centre is hugely important to how people coming into Sunderland perceive the city. The first phase will create a superb office development, providing the city with some of the best quality working space to be found anywhere in the North East.
Work is due to get under way in the summer.