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MGL Demolition Clearing Sunderland Civic for New Homes

MGL Demolition is continuing to clear the former Sunderland Civic Centre site to make way for 265 new homes, part of a drive to increase the number of people living and working in the city centre.

Work started last autumn to clear the site on Burdon Road, and Team MGL is currently undertaking demolition work on the area around the old council chamber and the registry office at the back.

The building opened in 1970 and was vacated by Sunderland City Council last year after council operations moved to City Hall at Riverside Sunderland.

Sir Basil Spence designed its distinctive hexagonal pods with interconnected walkways. Another example of post-war modernist architecture can be seen at the former Gilbridge Police Station, which is reopening as office space called The Yard.

We are proud to be part of the project team, clearing the area for the new housing, which will be built at the site and supports the council’s plans to make more than 7,000 new homes within the next ten years.

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