Pennywell Estate

Location Sunderland, United Kingdom
Services Civil engineering
Sector Masterplanning and Infrastructure / Residential
Client Gentoo
Architect John Thompson and Partners

Gary Marshall

T +44 (0)191 213 1515

The £60 million investment into one of the UK’s largest post-war social housing schemes will allow the regeneration of the Pennywell estate in Sunderland. The development is to be completed in a number of phases to provide more than 600 new homes of more than 20 different property sizes and types.

Cundall was appointed to perform civil, transportation and geotechnical services on this project. The phased approach to the development called for early consideration of both highway and service routes to ensure protected zones were included within the masterplanning exercise.

In order to improve access to the development, a connection to an existing dual carriageway was made. It forms an important transport corridor, linking the A19 to Sunderland city centre. Public transport requirements, future aspirations of Sunderland City Council and the location of existing high-voltage cables and other services informed the final design solution.

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Dealul Lomb

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Cundall's engineering consultancy services cover the entire life cycle of any building project. Clients find our ‘total solutions’ approach saves them time, money and effort.

We will add value to your project by opening our minds, exchanging ideas and thinking creatively.


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Our team of creative engineers draw on our accumulated knowledge to devise the best possible solutions for your project in a fully integrated and cost-effective way.

About us

Established in the UK 40 years ago, Cundall has developed into an international multi-disciplinary consultancy operating from over 20 locations across the globe.