Deal signed for Sunderland's Roker Pier gates

New Roker Pier gates The gates will be made of steel and glass

A contract to install a new glass and steel entrance to Sunderland's Roker Pier has been finalised.

The £75,000 project, funded by Sunderland City Council, is expected to get under way later this year.

The gates, made from a series of polished stainless steel posts and toughened glass panels, were hailed as "classy and contemporary".

Washington-based Architectural Metalworkers has been awarded the contract to manufacture the gates.

The pier and lighthouse are a Grade II listed structure. The pier took 18 years to build and opened in 1903.

Sunderland was awarded £1m from the Commission for the Built Environment (CABE) to revamp the area and was boosted by £500,000 of extra funding from the city council.

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