Milestone north office are proud to have supported the developers of this iconic building in Sunderland City Centre in its redevelopment from a disused fire station to Phase 2 of what is being heralded as the “cultural revolution” in the City. The development involved the refurbishment of the grade 2 listed structure to include a new café bar on the ground floor, with theatre and dance studios on the upper floors. The outside space has been converted to a new outdoor seating area to the front, while a new amphitheatre is proposed to the rear, accessed through the fire station building. MTP offered transport planning advice and planning support through to the successful award of permission in 2015. The scheme is part of Sunderland’s bid for “City of Culture 2021” known as “Sunderland 2021” and has been in cited in both the local and national press as a symbol of the City’s reinvention.