Vaux Site

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The Vaux Site
Vaux Site is located in Tyne and Wear
Vaux Site
Location within Tyne and Wear
General information
Town or citySunderland, Tyne and Wear
CountryEngland
Coordinates54°54′28″N 1°23′10″W / 54.907878°N 1.386170°W / 54.907878; -1.386170
Construction startedDecember 2016
Cost£100 million
OwnerCarillion
Design and construction
ArchitectFielden Clegg Bradley Studios (phase one)


The Vaux Site is an area of brownfield land in the centre of Sunderland, Tyne and Wear currently undergoing development. The area of the former Vaux Breweries until its closure in 1999, the council are recreating the site in a multi-million pound joint venture with Carillion. The development will create up to 19 new buildings for leisure, retail, living and office purposes.[1]. Phase one of construction started in 2016 with work on a series of offices valued at £25 million[2]

History[edit]

Vaux Breweries closed in 1999, leaving the site vacant.[3] Whilst Sunderland City Council aspired to redevelop the site, in 2001 the land was acquired by Tesco who sought to create a hypermarket on it[4]. The situation generated a legal row which lasted until 2011[5], with Sunderland Council obtaining ownership over the site. In 2014, the council created a joint venture in partnership with Carillion to redevelop the land. This coincided with the creation of Keel Square, designed to supplement the site[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vaux- Siglion". Siglion. Retrieved 2017-12-24.
  2. ^ "At last! Work starts to transform Sunderland's Vaux site today". Sunderland Echo. Retrieved 2017-12-24.
  3. ^ "The 17 year Saga of Sunderland's Vaux Site". Sunderland Echo. Retrieved 2017-12-24.
  4. ^ "The 17 year Saga of Sunderland's Vaux Site". Sunderland Echo. Retrieved 2017-12-24.
  5. ^ "The 17 year Saga of Sunderland's Vaux Site". Sunderland Echo. Retrieved 2017-12-24.
  6. ^ "The 17 year Saga of Sunderland's Vaux Site". Sunderland Echo. Retrieved 2017-12-24.

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