Roadside Food Retail, Sunderland

This project sees land which was previously owned by Sunderland City Council repurposed from Industrial use to provide a mixture of single and two storey Drive-Thru and Food Retail Units.

Tenants include: Starbucks, Burger King, Greggs and KFC.

Built to shell only, construction includes:

  • Unit 1 Greggs – 1400 sq ft & Unit 2 – 1,000 sq ft steel frame structure, facing brickwork/blockwork, composite cladding
  • Unit 3 Starbucks – 2,013 sq ft structural steel frame with fibre cement/ timber wall cladding, aluminium curtain walling and a single ply membrane roof
  • Unit 4 KFC –2,002 sq ft steel frame, facing brickwork/blockwork cavity wall construction, composite timber effect cladding , aluminium curtain wall glazing system, mono-pitched roof with secret gutters
  • Unit 5 Burger King – 3595 sq ft two storey specification, structural steel frame with facing brickwork/blockwork cavity wall construction up to DPC, insulated wall panels and timber effect cladding & aluminium curtain wall glazing system and mono-pitched roof with secret gutters.

Along with the above work the scheme includes diversion of a NWL sewer, a new estate road, 96 customer parking spaces and hard and soft landscaping.

Once complete the development will provide 10,500 sq ft of food retail space, across 5 units.

Key details

Building size

10,556 sq/ft


Alisa3 Developments

Contract type

JCT 2011 Design and Build


Ellis Healey Architects

Structural Engineer

SEJC Consulting Engineers