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Sunderland, Sunniside Social

Rent: £Price on Application

Region: Tyne and Wear

Town/City: Sunderland


Fast emerging as Sunderland’s corner of cool – anchored by operators that are bringing their own unique twist to this historic part of the city – Sunniside is up and coming as a city centre leisure and hospitality hub, perfectly complementing neighbouring Riverside Sunderland with its own cool, quirky vibe.

Sunniside Social provides a cluster of major leisure spaces, alongside smaller venues for restaurants, bars and more to join the increasingly popular area. Ireland’s largest cinema operator Omniplex recently signed a new long term lease at Sunniside Social, with plans to carry out a full refurbishment of both the screens and front of house area. The scheme also hosts a bowling alley and Grosvenor Casino.



Sunniside Social is a leisure and hospitality hub, offering a unique space for businesses keen to be right at the heart of this area’s transformation. Anchored by the city’s cinema, which is being stunningly reimagined into a vibrant experiential space, with a bowling alley and casino also attracting hundreds of people every day. There are 3 vacant units available, with the possibility of subdividing unit 1A.

Unit No  Description  Gross internal area  
1A Vacant 5,339 sq ft 495.99 sq m
1C Vacant 8,456 sq ft 785.56 sq m
1A and 1C  Total 13,795 sq ft  1281.56 sq m
1B Vacant 2911 sq ft 270.43 sq m
2 Nandos
3 Vacant 4089 sq ft 379.87 sq m

Details on application.


New leases are available on an effective FRI basis on terms to be agreed.


The Valuation Office has confirmed the current Rateable Values are:

1A and 1C £55,000
Unit 1B £24,250
Unit 3 £37,500

The Uniform Business Rate for the Rates Year 2023/2024 is 51.2p (RV over £51,000) or 49.9p (RV under £51,000). If necessary, a written request should be made to the Local Authority for confirmation.


None of the equipment or systems within the premises have been tested by the Agent and it is the responsibility of the Purchaser/Tenant to ensure that they are in working order.


Unit 1A and 1 C Rating – Energy Rating D
Unit 1B Energy Rating – Energy Rating C
Unit 3 Rating – Energy Rating C



To arrange a viewing please contact @ retail or jint agents Lofthouse & Partners or Starka:

Sarah Hart
M: 0798 576 8514



Mario Jaconelli

M: 0796 104 3110



Sammy Jones
M: 0744 704 8628

Property type: Leisure

Rateable value: £TBC

Planning use: E

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