FCBS has submitted plans for a mixed use building for the 5.5ha former Vaux Brewery site in Sunderland, a site that has remained empty since the closure of the Brewery in 1999.
The first phase building submission is for a series of office floors over a publically accessible ground floor, designed to accommodate an exciting mix of retail, café and restaurant offers. As an office building, it is aimed to attract a variety of prospective tenants, both in terms of their size and their type, and will set the precedent for future developments on the site. The team are aiming for BREEAM Excellent.
Sunderland Council leader Paul Watson said: “I’m excited to see the detailed plans for the former Vaux site and look forward to watching the transformation of this important and highly-visible part of our city centre, providing jobs, homes and leisure facilities for people in Sunderland.”
A masterplan application is also being made by Urbed.