Academy of Light- Sunderland Association Football Club

Academy of Light- Sunderland Association Football Club

Sunderland Association Football Club (SAFC) were planning a new indoor training facility at their Academy of Light facility in South Tyneside. The proposed development was located in the Sunderland Green Belt. SAFC called on us to carry out a targeted environmental appraisal of their scheme.

Working with project architects Red Box Architecture, we prepared a landscape and visual impact assessment, using both day and night-time photomontages to illustrate the proposals and their impacts. We also assessed flood risk, noise and ground conditions, coordinating sub-consultants for biodiversity and transport. We prepared a landscape master plan, a maintenance specification, the planning application and a supporting statement.

The scheme was successfully granted planning permission. But then the requirements of the Academy changed and SAFC appointed us once again to update the environmental appraisal and prepare a revised planning application.