MACQ Auditorium

Structural Engineering Geo-Environmental Engineering
Sunderland City Centre
Flanagan Lawrence
Brims Construction

The Sunderland Music, Arts and Culture Trust is developing a Music, Arts and Cultural Quarter (MACQ) in the centre of Sunderland, that will restore and re-establish the area’s previous importance as the Edwardian heart and soul of the city.

The new auditorium is designed to accommodate audiences of 450 people seated or 750 people standing. The hall will be designed to work equally well for amplified music or a natural acoustic, for the staging of drama, dance or comedy, and conference events. Foyers and back of house accommodation will serve the hall. The venue will capitalise on the surrounding public open space and create a destination in the heart of Sunderland.

We continue to provide structural design services as well as geo-environmental assistance as the project is underway.