DPP Planning has been appointed by Legal & General Investment Management and Landid Property Holdings Ltd to support the development a of key element of the Sunderland Riverside regeneration project.
The Newcastle office of the national planning consultancy has prepared and submitted a major planning application for two new five and six storey office buildings totalling 150,000sq.ft.
Located next to the flagship development on the Sunderland City Riverside site, The Beam and the Civic Hub, the offices will overlook the River Wear and listed Wearmouth Bridge.
The Grade A office buildings are being designed to allow different permutations of occupancy, meaning tenants will be able to take either an entire floor or one of four subsections on a floor.
A ‘club room’ is also proposed on the top floor of each building to provide a social/event space which will be available to both tenants and non-tenants to hire and offer outstanding views of the riverside.
More than £500m is being spent on Sunderland City Centre with Riverside Sunderland being the focal point. It will provide jobs and homes for the people of Sunderland, and aims to attract skilled workers, students and visitors to the area.
DPP is targeting for the planning application to be heard by the city council’s planning committee in November. If successful, work will commence on site in the first quarter of 2021.
Jo Robison, Director at DPP, said:
“We are proud to be part of such as significant project, which will support the social and economic regeneration of this key area of Sunderland. The creation of high quality, flexible office space is of principal importance to our client and will enable Sunderland to attract forward thinking tenants with a focus on wellbeing and sustainability.”