Development sites at Port of Sunderland

Port of Sunderland is a fully connected multimodal hub for the North East of England, offering a wide range of development sites suitable for manufacturing, port-related storage and distribution, offshore operations and maintenance industries and similar activities.

The port was reconnected the national rail network in 2015 and further investment has developed a railhead next to the deep water berth at Corporation Quay and storage area of Endurance Park.

Available sites include two large Enterprise Zones offering significant benefits including enhanced capital allowances: East Shore Enterprise Zone and Trinity Rail, Road & Sea Enterprise Zone (formally Hendon Sidings). Both offer the rare combination of a prime Enterprise Zone development site within an operational port. In addition, the two development sites have been the subject of major enabling engineering works: part of a combined £8.2m investment in the port that has been channelled through the North East Local Enterprise Partnership, providing a further incentive to those looking to establish a long-term operation on the port estate. 

All Port of Sunderland sites benefit from high-level port security, quay access, potential rail access -and have mains electricity, gas and water available along with fast fibre connectivity.

Most sites are available immediately on new leases.

The port also offers a dry dock facility within the port estate along with dedicated project offices – all available for third party use.

For further information on development sites visit our Land and Property page.

East Shore Enterprise Zone

Get in touch with our team at Port of Sunderland

Matthew Hunt
Port Director
Captain Kevin Ullah
Harbour Master
Keith Middleton
Cargo Operations Manager
Neil Mearns
Marine Services Manager / PFSO
Karen Lindsay
Commercial Officer
Jon Holvey
Port Engineering Manager
Darren Day
Logistics Manager
Andy Foster
Business Development Manager