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Slingley Fields -Seaton Village

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After gaining outline planning approval in late 2018 for 25 self-build plots in Seaton Village, County Durham the first few individual plots have had their reserved matters approved in late 2019.

This highly regarded village merges into the rolling East Durham countryside and the client has named the development Slingley Fields. This exclusive luxury development is designed around a central green.

The development site is reserved for self-builders who seek bespoke luxury detached homes with a contemporary style. The plots are generous in size, low in density and formed to compliment the unique countryside setting.

Plots 2, 18, 19 and 23 all now have full approval.

Plot 11 has just been submitted and hopefully we will gain approval in February 2020.

Plot 18 is the first to start on-site and is due to be completed in the summer.

Remembrance 2019 – Sunderland Memorial Wall

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In late 2009 we were asked to help out several families whom had lost relatives in conflict to design a commemorative structure at the site of the Sunderland Cenotaph on Mowbray Road. The memorial wall is dedicated to servicemen and women from Sunderland killed since World War II. The concept of our design was to construct a wall based on soldiers standing at various heights together as ‘Brothers in Arms’ with subtle rises and falls between where individual panels are inscribed with every conflict since the second world war. Under each conflict there is a small historic note as an educational source for the City.

The wall was built with funds raised by the Brothers in Arms organisation as a tribute to the community’s fallen heroes, and there is an annual roll-call for more names to be added to it.   

Construction started in the summer of 2011 and the wall was completed and unveiled at the memorial service in November 2011. The wall was constructed from solid grey granite which was manufactured and shipped from China. Local construction company Slayco installed the wall.

Every year now it is embraced as an integral piece of the Sunderland memorial parade on Remembrance Sunday.