Sunderland Fire Station

Project value £3.0m
Structural service

Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, restoration of The Old Sunderland Fire Station, which was built in 1907 and has stood empty since 1992, bringing it back to use by restoring and respecting its iconic architecture.

The two storey building will consist of a ground floor bar and restaurant which will open outside onto a square.  The first floor will house a sprung-floored dance studio, while the backroom of the first floor which once housed the firemans dormitories, will be turned into theatre space.  The third floor of the new build extension will house a digital heritage centre.  To ensure the building is restored to its original 1907 form, all pitched roofs, masonry gables and chimney stacks are to be reinstated, following years of modification and partial demolition.