The buildings combined for 150,000 sq ft. Credit: via Creo

Glazing complete at Maker & Faber

The final panes of glass have been installed at the new-build twin Sunderland office buildings, which are backed by Legal & General.

In the heart of Riverside Sunderland, Maker & Faber are the only new-build office buildings due to complete in the North East this year, bringing 150,000 sq ft to the market in late summer. Ryder is the scheme architect.

The buildings, which are being constructed by Sir Robert McAlpine, will now move to internal fitout.

Property development manager, Landid, which is delivering the building on behalf of investor L&G, said it has placed a firm focus on creating a space that will foster happy and productive employees.

James Silver, managing director of Landid, said: “Maker & Faber will be two wonderful buildings, providing an inspiring workspace for the hundreds of people who work from them.

“Delivering a light, bright and airy workspace, that is not only super pleasant for the people that work there, but kind on the planet, is really important to us, and Maker & Faber will deliver on all of those commitments.

“We’re excited to see the buildings move into their final phase of construction, ahead of opening later this year.”

Knight Frank and JLL are joint agents.

Maker & Faber are part of Legal & General’s £100m commitment to the Riverside Sunderland site: in all the investor is ploughing a combined £160m into the city over the next few years.

Maker will stand six storeys high, delivering 80,000 sq ft of office space and is set to be completed first. The second building, Faber – which is five storeys high, delivering 70,000 sq ft – will follow.

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