Spire View, our scheme of eight contemporary houses, was proposed as a contextual response to the sensitive site. Despite the delicate nature of the location, the proposals achieved full planning permission and unanimous support from the planning committee members.
A large proportion of the site is designated as a Scheduled Ancient Monument. However, the site had become over-grown, derelict and was subject to several anti-social issues.
The houses sit outward looking embedded into the hillside offering panoramic views in all directions including the city’s iconic new landmark, the Northern Spire Bridge. Plots were planned to give a sense of privacy, whilst maintaining a sense of community. The upper storeys are aligned around the summit like points of the compass.
The Southern and Eastern elevations are closed for privacy, whilst the Northern and Western elevations are open, benefiting from a varying range of views over Sunderland. No plot is the same, with unparalleled views stretching from Seaburn to Penshaw monument.
The development won the Insider Property Award 2020 for North East Residential Development of the Year.
The scheduled monument is respectfully preserved, and the inhabitants of the hill will ensure its safe keeping for all to enjoy for many years to come.