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I have looked on this forum to see where I could post this article,---and although there are other threads regarding History/Heritage buildings in the Sunderland area,---there is no thread that is specific for the Sunderland Minster Quarter, ---so I hope this okay starting a new thread,---


This from the Sunderland Echo,--


Learn about £2million project to breathe new life into historic buildings of Sunderland's Minster quarter





People will be able to find out more about plans for improving and revitalising Town Park, some of the buildings being targeted for repair and restoration grants under the scheme and the benefits for the buildings themselves and the wider regeneration of the area. There is also the chance to find out about some of the heritage-related community activities in which people can get involved during the five year scheme. View down Church Lane as it is today View down Church Lane as it is today At the end of the walkabout there is also the opportunity to go for tea and coffee and ask further questions about the scheme at the upstairs events space at the Peacock Pub, the Edwardian interior of which has recently been sensitively refurbished. It follows on from the work already done in the area, including the refurbishment of the Dun Cow and The Peacock, as well as the redevelopment of the Old Sunderland Fire Station into a culture hub. Councillor Mel Speding, Sunderland City Council's cabinet secretary, said: "We were delighted to secure initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the scheme last year and we've been doing a lot of work since then to come up with detailed proposals which we'll be submitting as a second stage bid. "We're very proud of our heritage in Sunderland.

Read more at: https://www.sunderlandecho.com/our-...ngs-of-sunderland-s-minster-quarter-1-8968359
 

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Looking at the grand old buildings in the Minster Quarter,----and the work that can be done to improve them,----one that comes to mind is the Peacock Pub,--I'm hoping that this building will have some of it's exterior renovated,---because some of the Stonework is in poor condition and needs work done on it,---so lets hope that the Peacock is one of the buildings on the list to be looked at,--anyway as for this scheme,--I think it is good,--and will help the regeneration of the area,--good luck to them,---cheers.
 

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It would appear that no external improvements are proposed for the old police station. This would appear to fit with the earlier "brutalist"comment just hope that things are not being done "on the cheap" as these day £4M doesn't get you an awful lot.

https://www.sunderlandecho.com/news...ice-station-booked-in-with-planners-1-9004574

Yes Mr Hoult stated previously--that the brutalist Architecture is bang on trend,---and although it seems as you point out,--that there won't be any external change to the building,---Mr Hoult did say ---that they can soften this with some lighting and colour,---suppose we just have to see what they will propose,--cheers.
 

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Good to see the Peacock pub having the Cornered play on again for three nights. 12-14th April .

Tickets can be bought at the former Derry pub and are selling well.
What's the Peacock like inside since it was refurbished kb,?--heard the odd comment that it is canny,---and I hope they will renovate the exterior some time soon,--as parts of the Stonework are shot --and unsightly,--cheers.
 

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We passed by the Peacock yesterday,---and looking at some of the stonework ---it does look unsightly--and it needs work on it,---I took these photos,--lets hope they will do some work soon,--







Also took this photo of the old facade of the High Street Baths,---lets hope they keep this in good condition,--

 

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This from 103.4 Sun FM News,--


Find out about the historic Bishopwearmouth conservation area


Local residents and businesses are being invited to come along to an event next Monday (9th April) to find out more about Bishopwearmouth Conservation Area, and the recent Townscape Heritage bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund including plans to improve Town Park.

Last year Sunderland City Council was successful in winning through to the second stage of a £1.9m bid to the National Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to help restore historic buildings around Sunderland Minster, the Empire Theatre and Town Park.

Read more https://www.sun-fm.com/news/local/2...e-historic-bishopwearmouth-conservation-area/
 

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I have nothing against local residents and businesses invited to the event, but what annoys me is that its planned for a Monday.

Do they not realise that not everyone interested in this sort of event are pensioners or people who dont work!

Pick a Saturday or Sunday and perhaps more of us working people would attend.
 

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This from the Sunderland Echo,--


Concerns Sunderland heritage space could become anti-social behaviour hotspot


Plans to transform a Sunderland city centre green space into a heritage-themed hub have been criticised over fears the site could attract anti-social behaviour. This week, city councillors gave feedback on the Bishopwearmouth Conservation Area Management plan, which aims to revamp historic buildings around Sunderland Minster and the Empire Theatre.

Read more at: https://www.sunderlandecho.com/news...ecome-anti-social-behaviour-hotspot-1-9207344
 

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This from the Sunderland Echo,--


£1.5million demolition and construction work underway to open up Sunderland’s Minster quarter


Work is now underway to create a new road to improve the route in and out of Sunderland’s growing Minster quarter. City leaders say the project is about boosting the city’s established and developing cultural attractions.
The council’s cabinet backed the £1.5million scheme a year ago and planning permission was granted in April this year.

Read more at: https://www.sunderlandecho.com/news...pen-up-sunderland-s-minster-quarter-1-9216876
 

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This from the Sunderland Echo,--


Historic buildings and Town Park to benefit from £2million lottery funding for Sunderland's Minster Quarter


Almost £2million worth of work on the historic buildings and landscape of Sunderland's up-and-coming Minster Quarter is to get underway thanks to National Lottery funding. The £1.9million National Lottery grant has been awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to Sunderland City Council as a Townscape Heritage Scheme.

Read more at: https://www.sunderlandecho.com/our-...ng-for-sunderland-s-minster-quarter-1-9287156
 
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