As well as a number of new buildings rising into the city skyline, such as the Riverside Sunderland development on the old Vaux site and the Auditorium being created next to the Fire Station, a number of the city’s old buildings are being repurposed.
We round up some of the current transformations, from a hub of independent shops now calling Mackie’s Corner home to the city’s only castle getting set to open its doors.
13. Victorian tram shelter, Seaburn
Respected East Boldon deli Blacks Corner have unveiled plans to transform Seaburn’s historic tram shelter. The team behind the award-winning deli and restaurant are working up proposals to bring their farm-to-table experience to the former tram shelter, one of three historic buildings being revamped as part of a £850,000 investment from Sunderland City Council and The Coastal Communities Fund. Blacks Corner founders Jonathan Dryden and Chris Lowden, who launched their high-end South Tyneside bistro and wine bar in 2017, have been revealed as the preferred occupiers of the Seaburn Tram Shelter and will submit proposals to the council for listed building consent. Photo: jpi media