The Fire Station, Sunderland


The Fire Station on High Street West in Sunderland opened in 1907. The building was designed by Sunderland architects William Milburn (1850-1935) and Thomas Ridley Milburn (1862-1943), who also designed the nearby Empire Theatre and law courts.[1] The Fire Station closed in 1992 and lay unused for 22 years. The building was converted into an arts and music hub, following a £2.5m Heritage Lottery Fund grant. It began operating as a centre for participatory activities in the performing arts in November 2017. The Engine Room is now a bar and bistro within The Fire Station; it incorporates artefacts from Fulwell Fire Station, which closed when operations moved to Marley Park.[2]

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The Fire Station
- "...In 1992 Sunderland's impressive Edwardian fire station of 1907 was closed. Unused for years but now the focus of an exciting development, it overlooks an open area or forecourt ...

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Sunderland old fire station

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The Old Fire Station

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Tyne and Wear HER(1734): Bishopwearmouth, High Street West, Central Fire Station
- Shown as Central Fire Station on Ordnance Survey third and fourth editions. The fire station opened in 1907, the same year that the nearby Empire Theatre and law courts opened ...

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Former Fire Station

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Fire Station Relief

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See inside the new bar at Sunderland’s The Fire Station ahead of opening
- Sunderland Echo, 3rd November 2017 "The Engine Room is preparing to pull its first pints early next week when it opens its doors for business as part of the city ...

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