St. Modwen, the UK’s leading regeneration specialist, has received planning consent for the proposed redevelopment of a former glassworks site into a £10 million mixed-use development, which is set to provide much needed family housing and new jobs for the Lisburn Terrace Triangle area of Sunderland.
This initial application is in respect of 17 acres of land acquired by St. Modwen in 2008/09, which included the former Pyrex and Corning glasswork sites. It is part of a wider Masterplan which has been worked up over the last 18 months in consultation with officers at Sunderland City Council, along with support from Sunderland Arc and which received unanimous support from local residents and interested parties who attended the public consultation.
St. Modwen’s Regional Director for Yorkshire & North East, Stephen Prosser, said: “We are extremely pleased to have gained planning consent in respect of this strategic development which is of such importance to Sunderland. Our aim is to move ahead to create a mixed use scheme of high quality which not only integrates into the existing neighbourhoods but adds real benefit to the wider area.”
St. Modwen will now begin remediation and infrastructure work ahead of bringing forward the first phase of development in early 2011, which when fully complete, will provide 260 family dwellings and 16,000 sq ft of B1 office accommodation along with open spaces and formal landscaping.