Work begins on £6million Seaburn Inn at Sunderland seafront as development plans continue

Work has begun on a new inn for Sunderland’s seafront as a ceremony saw the first patch of turf cut.

Tuesday, 18th February 2020, 11:42 am
Updated Wednesday, 19th February 2020, 9:37 am

The turf cutting ceremony marked the start of work on a multi-million pound pub with rooms on Sunderland seafront.

Leader of the council, Councillor Graeme Miller, joined award-winning leisure and hospitality specialists The Inn Collection Group and principal contractor Metnor to cut the first patch of turf at the site.

The 40-bedroom, four-storey building – The Seaburn Inn – is hoped to be open for business in winter alongside the STACK Seaburn development after plans were given the green light in October 2019.

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An artist's impression of how the Seaburn Inn will look once work is complete.

The Inn Collection Group’s managing director Sean Donkin said: “We’re proud to be bringing our first Sunderland pub with rooms into The Inn Collection Group’s award-winning portfolio. That work has begun on what will be a tremendous new asset for Seaburn and the surrounding community brings that vision a step closer.”

Leader of the council, Councillor Graeme Miller added: “We are absolutely thrilled to see work get underway on what we know will be a tremendous new asset for Sunderland’s seaside. With places for families to dine, children to play and visitors to enjoy, this really is a welcome addition to Seaburn and will complement the new STACK development perfectly.

“There is a real sense of Sunderland being a highly investible place – a city on the cusp of major transformation with developments like these, and other major new additions across Sunderland. We can’t wait to see the inn rise from the ground, as this brilliant new addition takes shape.”

Work has begun on the new building. Photo: Impact PR & Marketing

The Inn Collection Group also has sights on developing a completely freehold estate.

Metnor Construction project manager Mark Doyle said: “We are delighted to be working alongside The Inn Collection Group to bring a fantastic new venue to Sunderland seafront. It’s an exciting moment to be celebrating the official start of construction work on this project.”