Sunniside, Nile Street, villiers street

MrOompapa

Striker
I have no information, but am happy to see these units go. The area has been in a state of dereliction and ruin for years, and needs starting from scratch.

For me these areas illustrated how Sunderland's city center literally "shrank" with decline, leaving areas of it empty and redundant.
 

citybythesea

Midfield
I have no information, but am happy to see these units go. The area has been in a state of dereliction and ruin for years, and needs starting from scratch.

For me these areas illustrated how Sunderland's city center literally "shrank" with decline, leaving areas of it empty and redundant.
its prime land for development in the city centre. Needs to be reclaimed into the city centre and hopefully the skyline can have some nice additions.
Its rumoured to be earmarked for affordable housing but im not sure about this. Its the wrong place for this. I think they should look to do something ambitious with the land rather have something that will restrict growth of the city centre. Just as the homes along the river at St.Peters have effectively stopped the riverside getting bigger developments between bonners raff and roker.
The city centre needs to start looking like one
 
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TheWanderer

Striker
its prime land for development in the city centre. Needs to be reclaimed into the city centre and hopefully the skyline can have some nice additions.
Its rumoured to be earmarked for affordable housing but im not sure about this. Its the wrong place for this. I think they should look to do something ambitious with the land rather have some that will restrict growth of the city centre.
I’d rather have a compact and vibrant city centre rather than some sprawling half empty effort.

We should look to grow from Vaux/Empire/Sunniside/Bridges, get these areas pumping and if that means bringing in housing into the city centre borders then so be it. Traditional city centres are mostly dead, we should look at entertainment/cultural/jobs to grow this city.
 

citybythesea

Midfield
I’d rather have a compact and vibrant city centre rather than some sprawling half empty effort.

We should look to grow from Vaux/Empire/Sunniside/Bridges, get these areas pumping and if that means bringing in housing into the city centre borders then so be it. Traditional city centres are mostly dead, we should look at entertainment/cultural/jobs to grow this city.
<<<I rather it grew on the periphery of the city centre with apartments to compliment the places like the empire ...... the city centre needs to grow in complexity and what it offers...not just have retail in a compact space it needs to have people living around the centre. Hence why apartments are an important means of growing centres
 
I have no information, but am happy to see these units go. The area has been in a state of dereliction and ruin for years, and needs starting from scratch.

For me these areas illustrated how Sunderland's city center literally "shrank" with decline, leaving areas of it empty and redundant.
Always 2 sides of every story there like.
My marra had his garage business there for years, and the Council dragged their heels over the deal for compensating him for the shutting down of his business and demolishing the building.
Eventually he got sorted out, but the Council were useless in sorting him out.
 

JAZZMANB

Striker
<<<I rather it grew on the periphery of the city centre with apartments to compliment the places like the empire ...... the city centre needs to grow in complexity and what it offers...not just have retail in a compact space it needs to have people living around the centre. Hence why apartments are an important means of growing centres
Agree but the public haven' bought into it
echo 24 ,quayside and the stuff above the casino is largely tenant based after being introduced as Lifestyle living,the Mowbray hotel and old post office were similar
 

TheWanderer

Striker
<<<I rather it grew on the periphery of the city centre with apartments to compliment the places like the empire ...... the city centre needs to grow in complexity and what it offers...not just have retail in a compact space it needs to have people living around the centre. Hence why apartments are an important means of growing centres
Vaux > housing > improved and more businesses due to increased footfall.

The Vaux site is critical to this city thriving in my opinion, and it’s a worry that things are only slowly moving with bringing in tenants for those buildings.
Agree but the public haven' bought into it
echo 24 ,quayside and the stuff above the casino is largely tenant based after being introduced as Lifestyle living,the Mowbray hotel and old post office were similar
Not much lifestyle to be had in the city at them moment I’m afraid.
 

JAZZMANB

Striker
Vaux > housing > improved and more businesses due to increased footfall.

The Vaux site is critical to this city thriving in my opinion, and it’s a worry that things are only slowly moving with bringing in tenants for those buildings.

Not much lifestyle to be had in the city at them moment I’m afraid.
Thought it had anything you could ever need ? The echo 24 and post office etc was timed with the sprucing up of sunniside and the bowling cinema stuff,big lukes,Ask etc .The exchange on high st .It could have worked but people didn't come
 

MrOompapa

Striker
its prime land for development in the city centre. Needs to be reclaimed into the city centre and hopefully the skyline can have some nice additions.
Its rumoured to be earmarked for affordable housing but im not sure about this. Its the wrong place for this. I think they should look to do something ambitious with the land rather have something that will restrict growth of the city centre. Just as the homes along the river at St.Peters have effectively stopped the riverside getting bigger developments between bonners raff and roker.
The city centre needs to start looking like one
Right now the city center is growing westwards, with vaux, keel square, music venue, town park, farringdom row having given that side a lot of momentum. We need to balance it out with more gains around the East.
 

bobster999

Goalkeeper
Agree but the public haven' bought into it
echo 24 ,quayside and the stuff above the casino is largely tenant based after being introduced as Lifestyle living,the Mowbray hotel and old post office were similar

I looked at a couple of flats in the old post office. They're not very good for the price they are.
 

citybythesea

Midfield
Most city centres have a mixture of accommodation next to commerce. Its really how it should invest in its future. The infrastructure is improving all the time. The new road connecting to the A1231 will help accessiblity but the city centre needs better rail and road links southerly i.e. to the east coast mainline and A19. Its why the metro should NEVER be allowed along the durham coast line as it would restrict rail services into Sunderland at a time they should be increasing them
 

Osklen

Goalkeeper
<<<I rather it grew on the periphery of the city centre with apartments to compliment the places like the empire ...... the city centre needs to grow in complexity and what it offers...not just have retail in a compact space it needs to have people living around the centre. Hence why apartments are an important means of growing centres
Agreed we need more people living in the city centre and apartments would be ideal and are common in city centre, sadly they don’t stack up at the moment based on values and the availability of housing on the outskirts of the city.
 

Sid James Park

Goalkeeper
its prime land for development in the city centre. Needs to be reclaimed into the city centre and hopefully the skyline can have some nice additions.
Its rumoured to be earmarked for affordable housing but im not sure about this. Its the wrong place for this. I think they should look to do something ambitious with the land rather have something that will restrict growth of the city centre. Just as the homes along the river at St.Peters have effectively stopped the riverside getting bigger developments between bonners raff and roker.
The city centre needs to start looking like one
Will never happen with an inept Labour council.Their track record of development and regeneration is very very poor to say the least.Its always jam tomorrow.
 
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Osklen

Goalkeeper
Will never happen with an inept Labour council.Their track record of development and regeneration is very very poor to say the least.Its always jam tomorrow.
It won’t happen because it’s not viable for the private sector to deliver apartments in that party of the city unless their is grant attached to it or the council funds it directly with a view of taking a small if any profit level.
 

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