Shared Spaces

Connect and innovate

Our shared spaces are full of natural light and benefit from vibrant, high quality furnishings, the latest technology and superb connectivity. Designed to promote collaboration, innovation and knowledge transfer amongst Sunderlands leading software firms and ambitious new start-ups, we have created spaces that work for people and for businesses.

Sometimes the best connections are made in those shared spaces, when the conversations are casual and the opportunities limitless.

Whether it is a hello over a coffee in the self-service kitchen or a picnic in our city centre graden, or a chance encounter at an informal networking event in our atrium, creativity and collaboration is hardwired into the Software Centre’s motherboard.

City centre garden

A pretty and peaceful enclosed city centre garden, for that all important breath of fresh air whenever you need it.


A large atrium with communal seating and hotdesking space, used by the whole community for informal networking and break out rooms.


Large modern open-plan ground floor kitchen, with high gloss units, granite worktops and bar stools.

A talented community

A talented, ambitious and collaborative community, making waves in the digital, tech and creative sectors globally. We are a hub for activity, game-changing innovations and growth, in Sunderland and the North East.