Plans to transform former Whitbread brewery in Sunderland

Council chiefs have approved plans to transform the former home of the Whitbread brewery in Sunderland into a mixed-use development. Led by urban regeneration company Sunderland Arc, the scheme includes offices for 3,000 workers and two hotels. The proposals will now go before the Government Office for the North-East but face competition from supermarket chain Tesco, which has also submitted plans for the site.

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