Why choose
Sunderland Software Centre?

Sunderland Software Centre

A vibrant workspace, popular with small and growing businesses that value working alongside progressive tech communities in this prime city centre location. Sunderland Software Centre boasts bespoke office space, ultra fast connectivity, superior IT support and a range of high spec, collaboration, media and event spaces.


A central location in a vibrant quarter of Sunderland city centre. The social events programme we deliver for Sunderland’s software community, coupled with the independent retailers, eateries, bars and pop up creative projects ubiquitous with the local area, are all major draws for dynamic businesses looking to attract and retain talent.


A train station, offering a direct service to London is just a five minute walk away and the Metro, the North East’s over-ground transport service, has several stations located around the city and Sunderland’s main bus station, providing a link to other areas in the city and beyond, is a short walk away. There is no shortage of parking facilities close to the centre and limited secure car parking is also a possible option to consider for an annual fee.

Smart City Status

Sunderland won Smart City of the Year status in 2020. A leader in urban innovation through use of new technologies, we are transforming our transport, health, housing and culture offer through smart city technology, spearheaded by our globally recognised digital, software and technology sectors.

Sunderland - A reputation for innovation

Sunderland is transforming; a young city by the sea embracing pioneering urban development and enhancing its glorious natural assets. It is a dynamic place to live, work and play, with hundreds of millions of pounds in investment pouring into key development sites across the city. This is creating thousands of new homes, workplaces and jobs within the region, cultivating a sustainable and vibrant hub for businesses to grow.

A prosperous and creative 21st century city; home to over 80 global companies, from software specialists to world leaders in electric vehicles, a portfolio of accessible, state-of-the-art workspaces, a world class university and ambitious, talented communities, Sunderland is a business destination for growth amongst inward investors and homegrown start-ups alike.

A Thriving Community

Home to a thriving community of homegrown and multinational knowledge-based, software and technology businesses.

Sunderland's outstanding business centres

Evolve is a state-of-the-art business centre catering for thriving software and technology businesses in the North East. Located on the outskirts of Sunderland with excellent commuter routes from Durham, Newcastle, Gateshead and Teesside. Home to an eclectic community of mature, knowledge-based businesses and early stage start-ups with ambitions for growth, Evolve boasts a range of flexible workspaces, social spaces, meeting rooms and conference facilities.

Modern, spacious and flexible workspaces for Sunderland’s most ambitious start-ups and growing businesses. Situated just a few miles from the city centre, and at the heart of the dynamic international community convening in and around the Nissan Sunderland plant, Washington Business Centre offers a range of serviced office spaces, meeting rooms, workshops, and much sought after flexible hybrid units.

The Beam is a spectacular looking city centre workspace with far reaching views over the coast, North Sea and the River Wear. With outstanding contemporary architecture, access to superfast fibre and exceptional public transport infrastructure, The Beam is an outstanding location for businesses of all sizes to lay down roots and grow in Sunderland.