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Riverside development expands with steel-framed offices

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Occupying the former Vaux brewery site, Riverside Sunderland is a new mixed-use scheme breathing new life into the city centre.

Located on the south bank of the River Wear, the development is already home to the city’s new steel-framed Civic Hall (see NSC September 2020), while other planned projects include an eye hospital, library hub and a multi-storey car park.

Currently under construction are two office blocks known as Maker and Faber. The steel-framed buildings, which have six storeys and five storeys respectively, will together create 13,900m2 of prime office space.

Working on behalf of Sir Robert McAlpine, Elland Steel Structures is fabricating, supplying and erecting 1,600t of steelwork for the buildings.

The scheme is being developed by Landid and its Managing Director, James Silver, said: “Riverside Sunderland is a world-class urban quarter, and a place that will have a transformational impact on the wider city centre. We’re enormously proud to be playing a part in this game-changing programme for Sunderland with two buildings that will add to the city’s vibrant office market.”

Maker and Faber are due to complete in 2024.

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