1A High Street West, Sunderland, SR1 1TX

5,339 sq ft
1A, Sunniside Social, Sunderland - Picture 2024-05-21-14-42-17
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5,339 sq ft

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Fast emerging as Sunderland’s corner of cool - anchored by operators that are bringing their own unique twist to this historic part of the city - Sunniside is up and coming as a city centre leisure and hospitality hub, perfectly complementing neighbouring Riverside Sunderland with its own cool, quirky vibe.

Sunniside boasts authenticity, youthfulness and energy which attracts urban pioneers, creatives, entrepreneurs and a growing student population. It’s an area on the up, full of charm and character with a mix of heritage and modern buildings lining its streets. Nearby heritage buildings have been reinvigorated to play their part in Sunniside’s story. The iconic Mackies Corner has been redeveloped to house a mix of independent retail and leisure operators from yoga and art studios to bridal boutiques and patisseries, while further along High Street West, the original Binns Department store has been transformed into independent music venue Pop Recs and Sonny’s Coffee & Kitchen.

Sunniside is located to the east of the city centre, just five minutes’ walk from Riverside Sunderland, the epicentre of the city’s transformation. Sunniside Social provides a cluster of major leisure spaces, alongside smaller venues for restaurants, bars and more to join the increasingly popular area. Ireland’s largest cinema operator Omniplex recently signed a new long term lease at Sunniside Social, with plans to carry out a full refurbishment of both the screens and front of house area. The scheme also hosts a bowling alley and Grosvenor Casino.

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In accordance with Anti-Money Laundering Regulations, the Purchaser/Tenant will be required to provide 2 forms of identification together with confirmation of the source of funding. None of the equipment or systems within the premises have been tested by the Agent and it is the responsibility of the Purchaser/Tenant to ensure that they are in working order.


5,339 Sq.Ft

Sunniside Social is a leisure and hospitality hub, offering a unique space for businesses keen to be right at the heart of this area’s transformation. Anchored by the city’s cinema, which is being stunningly reimagined into a vibrant experiential space, with a bowling alley and casino also attracting hundreds of people every day. There are 3 vacant units available, with the possibility of subdividing unit 1A.

Unit 1A


Lease Type

New Lease

Lease Term

New leases are available on an effective FRI basis on terms to be agreed.

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Details on application.

Business Rates

The Valuation Office has confirmed the current Rateable Values are: 1A: £55,000 The Uniform Business Rate for the Rates Year 2023/2024 is 51.2p (RV over £51,000) or 49.9p (RV under £51,000). If necessary, a written request should be made to the Local Authority for confirmation.


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Sunderland City Council’s Riverside Sunderland delivery plan has delivered seismic change in the centre of the city, and – with swathes of redevelopment already well advanced in this area – the authority is turning its sights on Sunniside, which connects seamlessly into the city’s changing urban heart. Riverside Sunderland will bring with it 2,500 new residents and 10,000 new workers in the city. The city’s growing, student community is also playing an increasing role in creating a city centre vibe.


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This was last updated on 21/05/2024