New Sunderland hotel will be gateway between city and university

17 October 2013 by
New Sunderland hotel will be gateway between city and university

The 125-bedroom, five-storey hotel is being developed by a partnership between the University of Sunderland, Sunderland City Council and contractor GB Group. It will include a restaurant, bar and meetings rooms.

Phil Marsh, director of estates and facilities at the University of Sunderland, said: "The hotel will provide further scope for growth in the university's events and conference business, UniSpace, and is a welcome addition to Sunderland's leisure and business tourism offer. The physical design and landscaping will continue the improvements made in the connectivity between the city campus and city centre and builds on the investment made by the university over the past eight years."

The development will include repairs to and remodelling of the Grade II-listed former Gas Board building. Demolition of later additions to the original building will make way for the new hotel, with the salvaging of any details of archaeological significance.

The project is due to be completed by February 2015.

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