Roker Pier Awards June 2018

27th June 2018

All the team at Roker Pier were pretty chuffed to receive two awards from Constructing Excellence in the North East

The project was awarded Highly Commended in the Preservation & Rejuvenation Award.

And Special Project Award in the Building of the Year Award.

We were all thrilled to receive the acknowledgement that the CENE Awards confers on the project. Particularly the Special Project Award- which was a lovely surprise on the night.

The judges recognised the uniqueness of the project and that it doesn’t fit easily into the award categories. So we are grateful to them for seeing the appeal of the project, its conservation and regeneration credentials and the sheer hard work put in by Sunderland City, Heritage Lottery Fund, the consultants and builders.

All the work is intended to put the Pier and Lighthouse back into the public realm and not only provide access to the secret tunnel, via a new entrance building, within the pier but also up through the basement into the lighthouse itself. To the top.

So for the first time in its 115 year history you can visit for a unique experience and not just be reminded of the ambition and ingenuity of Sunderland’s Victorian past but also the modern day determination to celebrate what Sunderland City and its partners can do.

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