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.
The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email
Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email
Sign Up and manage your preferences below
You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!