A COMPANY behind a development comprising shipping containers on the Sunderland seafront is on the lookout for local traders to get involved.

Danieli Holdings is due to begin work on The Stack Seaburn after plans were given the go ahead in the summer.

Shipping containers will be assembled to make an enclosed village that can operate in all weather conditions.

Danieli Holdings chief executive Neill Winch said: “We’re really keen to hear from local traders who have something special to offer visitors to Stack Seaburn and will keep them coming back for more.

"Our aim is for Stack to be known for its high-quality, bespoke, street food offerings. And, if you have experience in the street food trade or have a concept that you think would get people flocking from all over to try your food, we’d really like you to get in touch.

"We are especially looking to hear from those that can do a street food twist on the following cuisines; Greek, Lebanese, Turkish, Indian, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese and Chinese.

“We are also keen to have units filled with businesses that provide a variety of lifestyle services. This could be a hairdresser, dog groomer, cycle hire, tattoo shop, and so on.

"We especially want to hear from traders that can offer an experience for customers and take advantage of the seafront location, as this is what the consumer of today is looking for.”

The company’s focus is on developing a community space where people come together through music, sport, games, events and regular pop ups, whilst making the most of the seafront destination with a range of indoor and outdoor activities.

Councillor Graeme Miller, leader of Sunderland City Council, said: “The Stack model is a fantastic way to create a space that is flexible enough to respond to what the people of Sunderland want, and I am delighted that local traders will have the chance to be part of it too.

“We are absolutely committed to delivering developments that our residents tell us they want to see, and we know leisure at the seaside has been on that list for some time. This is a hugely significant step forward for the city and we very much look forward to seeing it come to life with the support of incredible independent businesses, who also will benefit from the vibrant new environment Stack represents.”

Neil Hart, Group Managing Director at Bradley Hall said: “We are delighted to be once again working on an innovative and exciting project with Danieli Holdings. Following the success of Stack Newcastle we are very much looking forward to playing a part in this flagship development for Seaburn’s seafront regeneration.

Expressions of interest for traders should be emailed to info@stackseaburn.com.