City Hall, Sunderland


New City Hall on the site of the old Vaux Brewery.

Along with Sunderland City Council, this spectacular new development houses a range of public sector partners, including a social housing provider and offices for the Department for Work and Pensions.

Our Services: Due Diligence, Fund Monitoring
Client: Legal & General
Contract Value: £42m
Contract Period: 2 years
Contract Type: JCT Design & Build Contract 2016
Awards: BCO – Best National Corporate Workplace 2022

BCO – Best of the Best 2022

The development of the former Vaux Brewery site, which had been empty since the brewery was closed in 1999 and demolished in 2003. The site sits on the edge of the city centre and is part of a wider regeneration project which covers 5.80 hectares.

The project is the second office building to be developed on the site. It was developed for the tenant, Sunderland City Council, by Legal & General who funded the development and retain ownership..

The building has approximately 188,000ft² of internal floor area over 8-storeys providing office space, together with ancillary accommodation over two identified plots within the original masterplan.


For more information on this scheme, or to discuss working with us, please contact Aaron Baker (Director).


Images courtesy of Faulkner Browns Architects

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