Riverside, Sunderland

A New Urban Quarter for Sunderland

Riverside Sunderland is a major regeneration project at the heart of Sunderland that re-engages the city with the River Wear by creating three distinct mixed-use neighbourhoods that form a new community.

The project is a beacon of change, leading the way towards a new kind of city living. Harmoniously integrated in this green and waterside landscape, Riverside Sunderland is a magnet for investment, attracting businesses and home-makers seeking to pioneer a planet-conscious and prosperous future and find a sense of belonging in a new, forward-thinking, zero-carbon community.

The masterplan includes; 1000 new homes, 750,000sqft of commercial space, the new Civic Centre and City Library, eye hospital, primary school, a revitalised urban park and two new bridges crossing the River Wear.

igloo is working with Sunderland City Council to deliver Riverside Sunderland, which  will also provide the setting for the UK’s first Future Living Expo. Launching in 2020, the programme of events and engagement activity will build to a three-month festival in 2023, by which time 120 homes will be available for sale and rental. The Expo programme will explore three key themes: advanced manufacturing, sustainable living and smart technology. The Expo will engage, inform and celebrate new communities housed in well designed, ecologically sound factory-build homes.