Land Details

Forster Building, Chester Road

Price: £ POA

Excellent development opportunity in close proximity to the city centre

Sunderland, SR1 3RP

Size: 1.4 Acres (0.57 hectares)


Contact: James Fletcher

Position: Surveyor, Office & Retail Agency

Tel: 0191 211 1560


The site includes Forster Building which was constructed in 1975 and is formed over four storeys. Also, along the western elevation of the site, there is a large tarmac car park which is bounded by a steel palisade fence. The property formerly provided a mixture of general teaching and studio facilities together with ancillary offices.

Subject to planning, the site would be suitable for a range of town centre uses, including retail and other commercial uses.


Further information:

The site is located in Sunderland City Centre within a prominent position on Chester Road. Forster Building forms part of University of Sunderland’s City Campus and is situated opposite University Metro Station.

Sunderland is located approximately 13 miles South East of Newcastle upon Tyne and approximately 13 miles South West of Durham. Access links are provided via the A19 which is one of the main arterial routes connecting Newcastle in the North to York in the South.

Whilst the surrounding area is mainly made up of educational uses within the University of Sunderland’s City Campus, there are also a vast number of commercial uses in close proximity to the site. These include Premier Inn, Travelodge, Wetherspoons and Revolution Bar and Grill. This area of Sunderland is also surrounded by residential dwellings.

Distance to Newcastle International Airport: 24.95 km

Flight Information There are regular direct flights from Newcastle International Airport to destinations across the UK, Europe, Middle East and North America. In addition, over 450 international destinations can be accessed from Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Dubai. Flight times to London Heathrow are 1hr 10mins, Paris are 1hr 40mins, Amsterdam are 1hr 20mins, Dubai are 8hrs and New York are 7hr 45mins.

Closest port: Port of Sunderland 1.49 km

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