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Developer sought for brewery site

Artist's impression of proposed development
Artist's impression of development on Vaux site

A business district which will create thousands of jobs and investment worth millions of pounds is being proposed for Sunderland city centre.

The regeneration of the former Vaux Brewery site includes plans for offices, homes and hotels.

The site has also been earmarked for a justice centre.

Urban regeneration company Sunderland arc, in partnership with the council, One NorthEast and English Partnerships, is now seeking a developer.

David Walker, chief executive of Sunderland arc, said: "We are now in a prime position to regenerate this crucial site with an employment-led scheme which will maximise the regeneration of the Vaux site.

"The new jobs will diversify the economy of the city centre now and for future generations."

Neil Graham, acting head of regeneration at One NorthEast, said: "As well as new offices, homes and a hotel, the development will also lead to the creation of thousands of jobs and millions of pounds of investment, boosting not just Sunderland's but the region's economy."


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