Sunderland Arc

We advised on Sunderland arc, one of the UK's most challenging regeneration programmes. The regeneration area at Sunderland arc covers 542 hectares. It is a 15 year development programme which is highly complex and provides numerous challenges. Faithful+Gould was appointed on a 4 year project management commission. Work included feasibility studies, including topographical and ecology surveys, procurement advice, transport solution consultancy, project management advice, preparation of various briefs, funding advice and management and development appraisal reviews.

Through community consultation, we developed an in-depth appreciation of the priorities of local people. We worked to understand the projects that need to be included to attract the type of funding that makes schemes viable, and allows urban assets to be maximised. The development demands working in close partnership with the many other organisations involved and calls for the need to combine commercialism and reality in a way that matches the funding criteria of various funding sources. We delivered services across a wide range of projects and activities to support Sunderland arc and the city to realise the comprehensive business plan.

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