Developments

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 (available 2020) and Hendon Sidings (available 2021).  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.

Get in touch with our team at Port of Sunderland

Matthew Hunt
Port Director
matthew.hunt@sunderland.gov.uk
07796 314 812
Captain Kevin Ullah
Harbour Master
captain.ullah@sunderland.gov.uk
Keith Middleton
Cargo Operations Manager
keith.middleton@sunderland.gov.uk
07824 608 779
Neil Mearns
Marine Services Manager / PFSO
neil.mearns@sunderland.gov.uk
0771 409 6352
Karen Lindsay
Commercial Officer
karen.p.lindsay@sunderland.gov.uk
07880 462 052
Jon Holvey
Port Engineering Manager
john.holvey@sunderland.gov.uk
07825 073 691
Darren Day
Logistics Manager
darren.day@sunderland.gov.uk
07810 203 743