Beacon of Light is an exciting and inspiring education, training and sports facility Centre which will be built adjacent to Sunderland Aquatic Centre and the Stadium of Light.
The Centre will provide a safe, feel-good environment where young people can meet socially; to learn and take part in courses to gain skills and qualifications; and where their fascination and love of football will start them on a journey that will help them make choices to improve their lives.
The unique Centre will be the first of its kind in the UK and include engaging and interactive zones in education, health, fitness, and sport. Facilities will include a sports halls, football pitches, flexible informal learning spaces, education suites and a ‘players’ lounge’.
The Beacon of Light will be three storeys high and will celebrate the history of its city within its design.
The design is now underway and construction work will begin in late 2015, with the doors opening to the public in 2017.