Plan lodged to demolish old business units in Sunderland city centre

A row of old business units in Sunderland city centre could be razed to the ground under new plans.

Tuesday, 7th May 2019, 5:38 pm

Last week, an application was submitted to Sunderland City Council to demolish several properties in Nile Street.

If approved, several buildings will be affected including numbers 45 – 46, 47 – 50, 51, 52, 53 – 54.

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According to an application by Homes England, the buildings will be “demolished in a piecemeal fashion” and will help “open land up for development.”

They include the former base of recording space, Studio 47 – a company which was officially dissolved in March 2017.

And they also include the mural-covered building at numbers 2-4. opposite the Travelodge on High Street West.

Alan Howarth Vehicle Repairs – which is based in one of the buildings set for demolition – also plans to relocate elsewhere in the city.

Public comments are open on the plans until Wednesday, May 22 with a decision expected by the end of the month.

For more information, visit: and search planning reference: 19/00504/DEM

Caption: Nile Street 47-50, Studio 47 which could be demolished under new plans

Caption: Nile Street, number 2-4 which could be demolished under plans submitted to Sunderland City Council.

Chris Binding , Local Democracy Reporting Service