A 'game-changing' transformation of Sunderland city centre could help attract £500million investment by 2030, civic leaders have said. Council bosses are confident a new-look city centre will generate major business interest in Wearside in the coming years. They hope their own spending and decision to relocate to a new City Hall site on the redeveloped Vaux land, will act as a catalyst for up to £300million private sector investment leading up to 2030.As part of their bold city centre vision, council leaders are working on a series of ambitious plans that they hope to deliver in partnership with private investors.These include:* More and better homes in the city centre, including new housing planned for the Vaux site. * An improved choice of bars, restaurants and shopping and more activity-based businesses operating in the city centre. * A new riverside pedestrian/foot bridge crossing to better connect the Stadium of Light to the city centre. * An improved railway station … [Read more...] about Revealed: The eye-catching plans for a ‘game changing’ new-look Sunderland city centre as leaders look to attract £500million investment by 2030
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0 Have your say An interactive map highlighting the potentially devastating effects of global warming to the world's coastlines has provided a scary insight into the potential future of Sunderland. Developed by Climate Central, an independent organisation of leading scientists and journalists, the interactive tool known as Surging Seas allows users to input their hometown and observe the impact a rise in temperature could have on sea levels. At the Paris agreement 194 states and the European Union signed an agreement which would set the long-term goal of keeping temperature rises down to 2C - despite these measures the rise could still see large parts of Sunderland submerged by rising sea levels.According to Climate Central a 2C rise in temperature would see the iconic Roker Pier overcome by a surge in sea levels. Sections of the Sunderland Marina would also be lost to the rising seas, with Barbary Drive and sections of Beacon Drive among the residential … [Read more...] about This map shows which Sunderland streets will be submerged if sea levels rise
Echo readers have been having their say on proposals to bring a new bar to Sunderland's nightlife scene. Plans to transform the city's former JJB Sports store, on High Street West, into a new watering hole have been approved by the council alongside a bid to restore a historic pub front in Pann Lane, which sits to the side of the building. The idea has been praised by dozens of you, with some hailing the location as an ideal stop on the way to a Sunderland home match, and a much-needed addition to the city centre's portfolio.But others have voiced concerns about "another pub" coming to town, arguing that new shops would be much more beneficial for the city's economy, especially in the run-up to Christmas.The revamp will see "eyesore" metal cladding removed from the building, alongside improvements to the original windows and brickwork at the front. The pub front at the side will also be "restored to its previous grandeur".Here's how you reacted to the plans on the Sunderland Echo … [Read more...] about 17 things you said about new pub plans for Sunderland city centre
Plans to transform a former city centre sports store into a bar - and restore an historic Sunderland pub front to its former glories - have been given the go ahead by council bosses. Earlier this year, a ‘change of use’ bid was lodged for Sunderland’s old JJB Sports store in High Street West. Roxborough Plant SSAS submitted the full application and also plan to submit a separate bid for new signage.When it opens, the pub could create 15 full-time and 15 part-time jobs.Sunderland City Council planners gave the go ahead to the plans on on Tuesday, November 13.And a heritage statement, submitted to the council, outlines plans to give the building a new lease of life. As part of the revamp, “eyesore” metal cladding will be removed alongside works to improve original windows and brickwork at the front of the building.And at the side of the building, in Pann Lane, an ornate historic pub front will be “restored to its previous … [Read more...] about Historic Sunderland pub front to be restored as former JJB Sports store to be transformed into new bar
Plans to transform a former Sunderland nightclub space into student accommodation are set to be approved. Earlier this year, a ‘change of use’ bid was lodged for the former Ku Club on High Street West which more recently served as community space ‘Venue’.Now, applicants Dashwood Group plan to give the building a modern revamp with Georgian-style dormer windows and entrance canopies to the front and rear of the building.If approved, the building will see 18 double bedrooms and one single bedroom across two floors alongside fire corridors and new windows to maximise natural light.A report states the plans will not affect the existing retail space on the ground floor, with deliveries, drop-off points and bin collections continuing as normal.Next week, Sunderland City Council’s area development control sub-committee will discuss the plans, which are recommended for approval.If given the go ahead, the plans will be subject to conditions helping … [Read more...] about Plans to turn Sunderland’s former Ku Club into student accommodation set for green light.