St Cuthbert’s Church, Sunderland

Residential Architecture


St Cuthbert’s Church, Sunderland


In collaboration with Sunderland City Council, BDN are developing a flagship supported living scheme in Sunderland, as part of the city council’s five-year £59m Housing Delivery and Investment Plan (HDIP).

Located in Ryhope, the scheme consists of the demolition of St Cuthbert’s Methodist Church for the erection of a collection of high quality, specialist bungalows with 2 staff hubs, for use by Adult Social Care of Sunderland City Council. The Methodist Church is in a poor condition and has been unused for a number of years.

The properties have been designed to house over 55’s who require additional support and care. The scheme comprises of two and three-bedroom shared bungalows oriented to enclose the site and create a community feel within. The driving concept for the layout is to create continual opportunities for interaction between residents within the dwellings, and views outside.

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