Developing Sunniside as a unique and joyful place to work and live.
Sunniside is a central area of Sunderland that is full of potential. A conservation area, opportunity sites, buildings asking for new and productive uses, and successful businesses and creative individuals hidden in buildings everywhere.
TOWN and Create Streets, working with Sunderland City Council are developing a masterplan for Sunniside: a vision shared by the people of Sunniside and a delivery plan of actions partners are delivering across the area that will direct change over the next 10 years. We are right at the start of our journey and we hope you will help us shape the plans, help deliver the change and be part of the future of Sunniside.
We’re starting conversations, putting together a picture of Sunniside now and the Sunniside people want in the future.
Working with others.
We would like to talk to as many people as possible about Sunniside.
We want to build a picture of Sunniside now, the issues it faces and what is good in the area that we all can build on – businesses, people, activity. We will use these conversations to draw out a shared vision for the area. We know the challenges are complex, building partnerships within the community are an important step to making change happen.
Plans and Ideas.
We would like to know what plans people have in the area and what ideas they have to grow Sunniside.
We’d like to work with people to test ideas, explore opportunities, and find the priority actions that will help deliver the vision of Sunniside.
If you live, work or play in Sunniside, tell us your thoughts?
This link leads to the Create Communities map (by Create Streets). You can add your thoughts to the map, tell us where the issues are in Sunniside and the ideas you have for its future.
Who we are
TOWN is a profit-with-purpose developer with a mission to build good places for better lives. We deliver homes, streets and neighbourhoods that improve people’s quality of life, enable more sustainable ways of living and improve the wider places they are part of.
Create Streets exists to help develop and steward beautiful and popular ‘gentle density’ places which residents and neighbours can love for generations. For people, prosperity and planet.
Get in touch
We are the team leading the masterplan project. We would love to hear from you, please get in touch.
Senior Urban Designer
Sunderland City Council
A bit more about the project
Sunderland’s City Plan is to create a dynamic, healthy and vibrant ’smart’ city with greater opportunities for all. A cornerstone to this is to bring a residential population back in to the city centre, offering good homes and a vibrant city life. Funded by DLUHC through the Partnership for People and Places initiative, the Sunniside Masterplan is a pilot to support Sunderland in taking a place-based approach to the regeneration of the Sunniside area. Sunniside is a large part of the city’s urban core and it has an important part to play in the city reaching its potential.