Quay West Business Village

Office / Retail / Wellbeing suites
Quay West Business Village
Quay West Business Village

Quay West Business Village is an award-winning 100,000 sq. ft. business park on the site of the famous former Austin & Pickersgill shipyard on the banks of Sunderland's River Wear.

The site on which Quay West Business Village is located is steeped in heritage. Originally acquired by Austin & Pickersgill in 1845, it became one of the most prominent shipyards in the North East in the 1800s and 1900s.

Austin & Pickersgill were famed for their ship-building acumen, the company designed and built the famous SD14 and the launch of 14,000 tonne freighters became commonplace at the yard, many of which are still in service around the world today.

The 1980s however saw the death of the region’s shipbuilding industry and the site fell into disrepair. Despite the challenges faced by redeveloping the land, Adderstone Group was undeterred and visualised that this could be the location of Sunderland’s first out-of-town business park in more than 25 years.

Adderstone Group adopted a collaborative approach to the development, working with its funders Allied Irish Bank and building contractor, Brims Construction to create a commercially attractive addition to the urban landscape along Sunderland riverside.

The venture, which began in 2007 and was completed in 2010, was high risk for Adderstone Group at the beginning of what would prove to be one of the country’s worst ever recessions. However, many noted the efforts of Adderstone Group, including RICS, who awarded Quay West ‘Highly Commended’ status at their 2010 Renaissance Awards.

Quay West Business Village is a 100,000 sq. ft. premium office and retail space offering a number of high quality offices in a range of sizes, hosting a range of local, national and international businesses. The site is always brimming with activity from its premium, picturesque location on the banks of the River Wear.

The team behind Quay West at Adderstone Group is delighted to have contributed to the significant regeneration of this once thriving Sunderland shipyard, enabling the city celebrate its former glory.

As well as offering a range of high-quality office space to rent or purchase, there remains a small number of significant development opportunities on the site for commercial occupiers looking to create their own bespoke space, whether it be an office, commercial or industrial scheme.

These opportunities range from 950 sq. metres to 1700 sq. metres of land and would be the ideal location for a national firm to establish a local presence, close to strong commercial operators and a high number of residential homes, or as an impressive local office HQ with great access to the city centre and key local landmarks.

Sector Office / Retail / Wellbeing suites
Address Crown Road, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR5 2BS
Project Type New build business park
Project Status Held as investment
Completion Date 2010
Construction Contractor Brims Construction

Quay West Location

Quay West Business Village is perfectly located in the heart of Wearside, in a stunning setting on the northern banks of the River Wear and less than a mile from Sunderland city centre, adjacent to the Queen Alexandra Bridge and close to the Northern Spire Bridge.

Businesses based at Quay West take full advantage of the park’s accessibility to both nearby amenities and transport networks and of the ample parking provision available for both staff and customers.

The Business Village has been developed with sustainability at its core and utilises effective travel management strategies. By road the park is minutes from the A19 motorway and close to the A1231 Wessington Way. Sunderland Station is just an eight-minute taxi ride away and the park is also excellently served by regular, efficient bus routes. The nearest Metro Station is Pallion which is a 20-minute walk to Quay West and connects the area with the rest of the wider North East.

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