Sunderland’s £3m Keel Square all set for grand opening

The new fountains in Keel Square, Sunderland.
The new fountains in Keel Square, Sunderland.
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Sunderland’s Keel Square is set to be officially opened on August 31.

A special ceremony will take place at 11am to mark the £3m development of the site, with council chiefs and special guests present.

The square celebrates the city’s international significance and its shipbuilding heritage.

Coun Paul Watson, Leader of Sunderland City Council, said: “Officially opening Keel Square will be an important step forward in Sunderland’s journey of change.

“The square celebrates our world-class shipbuilding prowess and proud industrial heritage. It gives the city a space for events and a landmark to be proud of.

“It’s great to see people already enjoying the square, and this event will welcome the families of those featured in the Propeller, those who helped design and build the square, and of course Sunderland residents who are keen to find out more about our heritage and enjoy a great day out.”

Keel Square is home to two pieces of public art, the Keel Line and ‘Propellers of the City’.