Bid race to finish Tolent’s Vaux job in Sunderland

Aaron Morby 1 year ago
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Sunderland City Council has started the hunt for a replacement contractor to build the first homes project at its flagship Vaux Brewery redevelopment after progress stalled when appointed builder Tolent collapsed.

The 135-home project will be the first of four new communities that will take shape at Riverside
The 135-home project will be the first of four new communities that will take shape at Riverside

The council’s development vehicle Siglion Developments is looking for a firm to deliver the remaining design and construction of a 135 homes, 154 s qm of ancillary ground floor retail space and a community allotment known as Kingsley Gardens.

It is estimated the project will cost around £24m to complete. Bids are due in by the start of June for an award at the start of August.

The 26-acre site of the old brewery on the south bank of the River Wear has been vacant since it closed in 1999.

It was bought by the council in 2011 which drew up a regeneration plan with then partner Carillion in 2014.

After Carillion’s collapse in 2018, Tolent came on board later that year to take forward initial plans to build homes project, the first of 1,000 homes planned for the area as part of an initiative to double the number of people living in the city centre.

Email Sunderland City Council for more information.

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