In a major inward investment win, the Japanese robotics company is to open a 35,000 sq ft facility at Hillthorn Park, adjacent to Nissan and the International Advanced Manufacturing Park.
A key part of the Riverside Sunderland masterplan, the Housing Innovation and Construction Skills Academy will be delivered by Brims Construction for Sunderland College and the city council.
A £20m development that will house Tesco and Home Bargains is now under way, with two giant steel structures erected at a former colliery site.
With most of the building now taken up by The Yard office development, The Cell fitness centre has opened in the basement of Sunderland’s former Gilbridge station.
Japanese motor giant Nissan has confirmed that production of the three models made at its North East plant will go electric at the site, meaning a £3bn investment.
Roadside specialist Almscliffe-Dhesi Group has secured a bevy of national occupiers for upcoming developments in Sunderland, Scunthorpe, Peterlee and Stanley.
Around 200 homes could be delivered at a former comprehensive school site north of Washington, while the council wants to build a “mobility hub” in the city centre.
Joint venture FulwellCain has lodged proposals for the 1.68m sq ft film and TV production complex on the banks of the River Wear with Sunderland City Council.
A sister venue to the popular Newcastle pan-Asian restaurant and cocktail bar, operated by Danieli Group, will open in Keel Square in 2024, having signed up for ground floor space under the Holiday Inn.
Of the eight developments making up 306 new homes sold to the private rental operator, four are in the North East.
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