Investigation ordered into sound issues at Sunderland City Hall

Written by on 10th February 2023

An investigation has been ordered into the poor sound quality inside Sunderland’s multi-million pound City Hall building. 

City Hall in Sunderland | Image credit - Alamy

City Hall in Sunderland | Image credit – Alamy

Sunderland City Council moved into its current headquarters towards the back end of 2021, and meetings in the building’s chamber have been plagued by sound issues since. 

City Hall on St Mary’s Way cost £42million to build. 

At a full council meeting on January 25, 2023, it was revealed that the council has commissioned an independent enquiry into the sound issues. 

The council has said that it will pay for the necessary upgrades to the sound technology in the building, not the owners of the site, Legal and General. It is unknown whether this cost would be passed on to the taxpayer. 

Spark has contacted the leader of the council, Coun Graeme Miller, for a comment.

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