In lieu of a good summation of events in this post ^^^^, I think we can all agree that things are looking up for Sunderland, and the first port of call should be increasing white collar workers in the city centre. The Vaux site represents a great opportunity to get people to spend money in the city centre and the more people with disposable income the more leisure facilities will improve in time. Oh and the Fat Buddha is mint even if they haven't filed down the corners so it doesn't look boxy. Plus we've always got the cable cars from the Vaux site over to newly developed Sheepfolds leisure site in a few years to look forward to. Haway Sunlun.