Beacon of Light is Sunderland’s most innovative sports and education facility and the first of its kind in the UK. Found next to the Sunderland Aquatic Centre and Stadium of Light, this exciting new venue is set to open in summer 2018 and will become an iconic addition to the north-east skyline.
The facility will feature five stories of sports halls, football pitches, informal learning spaces and state-of-the-art education suites designed to facilitate four interactive zones — Education, Health and Wellbeing, Sport and Play, and World of Work. These areas have been carefully designed to deal with our region’s biggest challenges, and will create life-changing opportunities for local people to re-energise our communities.
Inclusive and easily accessible, Beacon of Light will welcome around 6,000 people a week and act as a community hub for everyone who wants to take part in exciting programmes to improve their lives and prospects. Focused on motivating people and providing life-changing skills and qualifications at a time when public services are dwindling, Beacon of Light is destined to be a centre of support for locals of all ages and abilities.
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The Beacon of Light sports and education venue is the first facility of its kind in the country and a hub of activity. If you want to show local support, browse our Beacon of Light Shop!SHOP NOW