THE first signs of development of the business park planned for the bottom end of the Nissan site in Sunderland were seen this week.
Developers Clugston and Wilton are aiming to create a space for 4,000 workers on the site, and now an application has been lodged with Sunderland City Council for permission to build a new access and estate road, as well as making changes to Nissan Way, which runs off the A1231 into the main Nissan site.
The developers have acquired 45 acres of land from Nissan next to the A1231, close to the junction with the A19. Here they will build offices, a hotel, light industrial buildings, warehouses, a motor dealership, shops and leisure facilities.
Sunderland City Council hopes the new business park will strengthen Sunderland’s reputation as an international business location.