Property Details

Houghton House Emperor Way

Price: £ Rent £11.50 psf; Freehold Price £3.5 million

Doxford International is a world-class location for blue-chip HQs, contact centres and back office facilities

Doxford International Business Park, SR3 3XR

Size: 47706 sq ft (4432 sq m)

Tenure: No Preference

Houghton House Emperor Way


Contact: Edward Harriman

Tel: 0191 338 830


Modern, high profile 47,706 sq.ft. (4,432 sq.m.) office building on a popular site, with mostly open plan space arranged over three floors and purpose built as a prestigious HQ for Reg Vardy (later Pendragon). Doxford International is a world-class location for blue-chip HQs, contact centres and back office facilities, and is home to a host of global companies, including EDF Energy, Barclays, Royal Sun Alliance, Everything Everywhere, Arriva and Royal Mail, together employing around 8,000 people.


  • prestigious building on an attractive site, with impressive glazed and stone-clad elevations;
  • impressive entrance / atrium (built for a blue chip HQ) and tiered lecture theatre;
  • first class IT connectivity;
  • air conditioned throughout
  • generous parking provision (233 spaces);
  • kitchen and canteen facilities;
  • close to amenities for staff;
  • large labour pool with wage rates below competitor locations and attrition rates that are unmatched.


Rent is expected to be in the region of £11.50 per square foot, or offers over £3.5m. Freehold available.

Further information:

Located on the A19 / A690 interchange on the edge of Sunderland, providing access to a large workforce catchment area (1.7 million people within a 30 minute radius). The building occupies a prominent frontage site.

Distance to Newcastle International Airport: 25.77 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 6.70 km

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