Mackie's Corner on the corner of Bridge Street and High Street West

The independent businesses breathing new life into historic Mackie's Corner

Mackie’s Corner has been brought back to its former Victorian glory thanks to a huge restoration project.

Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 3:11 pm

After decades of neglect, it’s now home to a host of independent businesses resulting in a hub of creativity in this corner of the city centre.

Local property developers, the Kirtley family, decided to take on the challenge of breathing new life into Mackie’s Corner, purchasing the property in 2017.

Their bold vision was to return the grand buildings to their roots by redeveloping the site as a mixed commercial property with multiple retail outlets and office spaces.

Historic England and Sunderland City Council supported this ambitious redevelopment project with a grant of £350,000 through Sunderland Heritage Action Zone’s Partnership Grant Scheme.

Here’s a guide to the businesses who’ve taken up units so far.

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