The development will add up to 265 homes. Credit: via Edgy PR

RWO picked by Countryside

The firm will provide on-site civil and structural engineering services to support homes being delivered on the site of the former Sunderland Civic Centre.

Built in the 1970s, the centre is being demolished to make way for a Countryside Partnerships North East development, which will eventually accommodate a mix of 265 new homes.

The first properties are expected to be completed and ready to live in by autumn 2024.

A package of engineering infrastructure support which includes structural design, access and drainage, and civils work is being provided by RWO to bring forward the new homes on Burndon Road.

The work also sees the firm provide designs for both civil and structural engineering associated with the development.

With 30 people employed across its North East and Yorkshire offices and targeting revenues in excess of £2.5m in the next 12 months, this is the latest project RWO is working on for Countryside Partnership North East. Countryside was acquired by Vistry in late 2022.

RWO’s appointment comes as the Seaton Burn-based firm continues to see strong growth, with a cluster of recent hires joining.

Managing director Ross Oakley said: “This is another success for us working with Countryside, strengthening the partnership we have with them. It also reflects the high-quality engineering expertise available in the North East to support multi-million-pound infrastructure and regeneration projects.

“We look forward to seeing continued success and expansion over the next year.”

Ross Oakley has added to headcount at RWO in recent months. Credit: via Edgy PR

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