Sunderland Area Developments - St Mary's Way, Vaux, New Wear Bridge etc
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My latest pic of the Crowtree Leisure Centre in Sunderland, sorry its not the best, the area was quite busy..

Such a shame to see a good place go.


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(03/12/2013, 20:57)Michael Wrote: My latest pic of the Crowtree Leisure Centre in Sunderland, sorry its not the best, the area was quite busy..

Such a shame to see a good place go.

Can't say I'm too disappointed myself. It's not a patch on the facilities at the Raich Carter centre, Aquatic, or what the new Washington Leisure centre will be.
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(03/12/2013, 21:21)aureolin Wrote: Can't say I'm too disappointed myself. It's not a patch on the facilities at the Raich Carter centre, Aquatic, or what the new Washington Leisure centre will be.

it was good before they closed the Pool, hopefully its developed on quicker than the Vaux..
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#24
Looks like a new bus stop has been built on the Vaux site.

When is this project meant to be finished again?
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#25
(07/02/2014, 10:09)Dan Wrote: Looks like a new bus stop has been built on the Vaux site.

When is this project meant to be finished again?

Its being up for a few months now, the first of the roads should of being open now but it looks like both will open together, i think it was end of this year when the road part should be completed
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#26
Signs say Oct 2014.
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#27
Looking at latest picture's of St Mary's , looks to be coming along good.

Latest pictures from the Skyscraper city thread - can be found here

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread...95&page=33 - opens on the last page - for latest pictures

The road works are a nightmare, hopefully the roads are completed soon so the work on the square can be started.
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#28
What actually happening here?
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#29
(19/02/2014, 12:55)CatsFast101 Wrote: What actually happening here?

The Crowtree is almost down - only the shell remains - The bridges has bought this by the papers, nothing confirmed yet from the bridges.


They making the road straight as possible for better access to the VAUX area with a dedicated bus lane on both sides, this allows traffic to flow better.

Here is a video, theirs no sound but it shows you what is happening and what months - although it looks like their gonna open both roads together instead of 1 at a time. - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oy5fAHrY_bo


Where the road is now around the Londonderry all that will be replaced by a new square, this will be untill the new road - http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/busin...-1-6149182


By the council once everything is complete.. the road and square, their are developers waiting to build on the VAUX site.

Best of watching the video and having a look though all the pages - http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1006895 - theirs 33 pages with pictures of the development from start to now.
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(19/02/2014, 13:04)Michael Wrote: The Crowtree is almost down - only the shell remains - The bridges has bought this by the papers, nothing confirmed yet from the bridges.


They making the road straight as possible for better access to the VAUX area with a dedicated bus lane on both sides, this allows traffic to flow better.

Here is a video, theirs no sound but it shows you what is happening and what months - although it looks like their gonna open both roads together instead of 1 at a time. - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oy5fAHrY_bo


Where the road is now around the Londonderry all that will be replaced by a new square, this will be untill the new road - http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/busin...-1-6149182


By the council once everything is complete.. the road and square, their are developers waiting to build on the VAUX site.

Best of watching the video and having a look though all the pages - http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1006895 - theirs 33 pages with pictures of the development from start to now.

Thanks for that haven't really followed this thread!
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(19/02/2014, 13:28)CatsFast101 Wrote: Thanks for that haven't really followed this thread!

Your welcome, should look good once its done by the completed picture on the video.

I hope the square isn't gonna be full of chavs...

I hope the bridges gets the land where Crowtree was, Rumours are Marks and Spencer's will move in their if they get it so it will be like Primark.

Wonder if New Look (not sure if its called that?) will move so that can happen - sure theirs at least 1 shop in the Bridges which isn't being used.. its now the only shop in that area because Brogans etc has gone
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#32
Also here is a thread on the progress of the Crowtree Leisure centre.


http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1621211 - its posted so its on the first page.
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#33
Good news!!!

http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/busin...-1-6498118

Nick Clegg confirms £87m deal to sort the Vaux site, build the new bridge and create 9,000 jobs in Sunderland

Under the City Deal status, Sunderland gets:

•£5million for the development of an International Advanced Manufacturing Park next to Nissan – equivalent to the size of 140 football pitches.

•£82.5million of funding that finally gives the green light to the long-awaited new road bridge over the Wear.

•The creation of 8,900 jobs by 2031.

•A new Central Business District on the Vaux site, aimed at injecting new life to Sunderland city centre.

•Once established, the deal is likely to bring £295million in private sector investment in the city’s manufacturing industry.

•The creation of a Skills Compact that will invest in Wearsiders and help the unemployed or unskilled.
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#34
Also on the VAUX site some of the tarmaccing has already been done on the Eastbound lane. With it started to lay on the Westbound.

Are they gonna shut both roads during the day so they can connect both sides or are they gonna close it during the night to avoid ALOT of disruption?

Work has started in the middle of the 2 roads to remove the barrier fencing
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(14/03/2014, 20:22)Michael Wrote: Good news!!!

http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/busin...-1-6498118

Nick Clegg confirms £87m deal to sort the Vaux site, build the new bridge and create 9,000 jobs in Sunderland

Under the City Deal status, Sunderland gets:

•£5million for the development of an International Advanced Manufacturing Park next to Nissan – equivalent to the size of 140 football pitches.

•£82.5million of funding that finally gives the green light to the long-awaited new road bridge over the Wear.

•The creation of 8,900 jobs by 2031.

•A new Central Business District on the Vaux site, aimed at injecting new life to Sunderland city centre.

•Once established, the deal is likely to bring £295million in private sector investment in the city’s manufacturing industry.

•The creation of a Skills Compact that will invest in Wearsiders and help the unemployed or unskilled.

The creation of 9,000 jobs perhaps gives a business case for better transport links. You never know.
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(14/03/2014, 21:14)aureolin Wrote: The creation of 9,000 jobs perhaps gives a business case for better transport links. You never know.

Could be but by 2031.

Just happy to see the new Bridge approved.. heard work could start this year and be completed by 2017 (as this was the year they told the government it would be completed).

Looking forward for the new roads to open on the VAUX site and teh square starting to get done, should be nice for when the new - Central Business District on the Vaux site to be built which is aimed at injecting new life to Sunderland city centre.
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(14/03/2014, 20:35)Michael Wrote: Also on the VAUX site some of the tarmaccing has already been done on the Eastbound lane. With it started to lay on the Westbound.

Are they gonna shut both roads during the day so they can connect both sides or are they gonna close it during the night to avoid ALOT of disruption?

Work has started in the middle of the 2 roads to remove the barrier fencing

East Bound traffic will use the new stretch of road first

http://www.sunderland.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=6818

You can follow all constructions and demolitions around Sunderland at the following link:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/forumdisplay.php?f=2260
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#38
Already following that page Cbma :)

By that video, 1 lane is to of opened by end of last year.. still waiting.. looks like both will open at once.
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#39
(14/03/2014, 21:20)Michael Wrote: Could be but by 2031.

Just happy to see the new Bridge approved.. heard work could start this year and be completed by 2017 (as this was the year they told the government it would be completed).

Looking forward for the new roads to open on the VAUX site and teh square starting to get done, should be nice for when the new - Central Business District on the Vaux site to be built which is aimed at injecting new life to Sunderland city centre.

New bridge would have been started first time around, if it wasn't for the pathetic cabinet at the council wanting the spectacular instead of the necessary. I understand that the cosmetic side of things is important, but the bridge wouldn't have even served it's purpose, despite looking spectacular.
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(15/03/2014, 22:48)aureolin Wrote: New bridge would have been started first time around, if it wasn't for the pathetic cabinet at the council wanting the spectacular instead of the necessary. I understand that the cosmetic side of things is important, but the bridge wouldn't have even served it's purpose, despite looking spectacular.

Ye its took way to long
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