BDN has designed the scheme. Credit: via Creo Comms

Developer reveals £10m Sunderland industrial plans

Promenade Park Properties wants to bring 19 units and a drive-thru coffee shop to disused land at Commercial Road in Hendon.

The firm has now submitted its plans to Sunderland City Council for the project, which has been designed by Sunderland architect-engineer BDN.

Visuals depict a cluster of 19 industrial units of varying sizes, along with a coffee shop and major improvements to the streetscape surrounding the site.

Units will range from 3,500 to 20,000 sq ft.

Cllr Graeme Miller, leader of Sunderland City Council, said: “Commercial Road is a busy industrial site, that is well-positioned for businesses of this kind, providing great connectivity to major roads, rail and sea given its proximity to the Port of Sunderland.

“Pockets of land that remain undeveloped, such as this one, represent an untapped opportunity to create more space for businesses to relocate to Sunderland, or indeed, for ambitious local firms to grow into. This is an important and welcome development.”

The site will comprise a range of industrial sheds, with a proportion of office space within each unit for back-office staff. Provision has also been made for an 18-space electric vehicle charging station.

Work could start in spring 2024, with the first phase of units ready by the end of the year. They will be offered for sale or rent.

Cllr Miller added: “Sunderland is a transforming city, and it has much to offer all kinds of businesses. We are seeing more and more speculative developments like this underway across the city, demonstrating a high degree of investor confidence.”

A charging station is included. Credit: via Creo Comms

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