Buy a Brick for Sunderland

by @twbpt in Sunderland, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 31st August 2020 we successfully raised £5,051 ( + est. £516.50 Gift Aid ) with 90 supporters in 56 days

To restore three derelict buildings on Sunderland's High Street. This will become the new home for PopRecs and their family of creatives.

by @twbpt in Sunderland, England, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

We need a few extra bricks than we thought!

Three derelict buildings are being restored.

This project is all about bringing buildings back into use.  We need your help to build a new wall and help save High St West in Sunderland.

For every £1 we will buy a brick.


Not chosen which one yet but here is one I found at a local reclamation yard.

We will then double your money, as every £1 raised will be matched by a £1 from the Architectural Heritage Fund.


TWBPT is a small charity that delivers amazing restorations of quirky and historical buildings in north east of England.  Covid 19 gave us a bit of a shock and this project will help us get back on track.

These three buildings in Sunderland were in an awful state in 2018 and were about to collapse due to neglect and abuse.  The Council believed in us and gifted the ownership to TWBPT.   Historic England and Architectural Heritage Fund also gave us massive support because we wanted to take action to try and improve the whole area.  

We are working with PopRecs, a local social enterprise, to build a new coffee shop and venue for them to undertake their incredible work.  The third building will then be a new home for Sunshine Cooperative.



This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£25 or more

Membership + £1

Become a member of the Tyne & Wear Building Preservation Trust (and also buy the brick)

£1 or more

Buy a Brick

Buy a brick. We need all the support that you can give. Even a £1 will make a huge difference

£5 or more

A handful of bricks

Come to site and write messages on the bricks before the wall is rebuilt.

£50 or more

5 of 25 claimed

Coffee and a Brick

When the project is nearing completion come and take a tour and hopefully grab a drink from the newly opened coffee shop.

£100 or more

8 of 10 claimed

Hard Hat Tour

Come and take a hard hat tour of the whole complex with Martin.

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