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RT @SportStructures: We have teamed up with @SAFCFoL to host FREE Level 1 Award in assistant coaching this month⚽️ 📍Beacon in Light, Sunde…

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Our delivery teams using today's #CPD session at the @FoL_Beacon to focus on developing #Ofsted-ready lesson plans… https://t.co/EHXE4vPCPm

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RT @BritishEngines: We’ve sponsored equipment for the @SAFCFoL (Foundation of Light, Sunderland) Girls’ RTC Centre. Here are the Under 16 s…

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RT @FoL_Beacon: @RedAndWhite2017 @SAFCFoL A few photos inside the Beacon of Light. People are welcome to pop in on Sunday for a look around…

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RT @RedAndWhite2017: The new home of @SAFCFoL, the @FoL_Beacon looked amazing in red and white stripes last night. I imagine this will quic…

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RT @andygrantfc: Well deserved recognition for our @FoLScholars programme that combines high-quality football and education. #Shoutout to t…

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My week on Twitter 🎉: 26 Mentions, 6.5K Mention Reach, 107 Likes, 60 Retweets, 181K Retweet Reach. See yours with… https://t.co/VEzjnNjwZf

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RT @StadiumOfLight: 👔 Hundreds of local businesses are here to hear from @Tonyd1973 and Charlie Methven as @SunderlandAFC launch their new…

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RT @SunderlandAFC: 🏆 A home tie against @Wolves awaits us in round two of the @Carabao_Cup if we win tonight. #SAFC #HawayTheLads https://…

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RT @Carabao_Cup: The #CarabaoCup made its way to the @FoL_Beacon earlier today. A @SunderlandAFC duo came along to meet youngsters from @S

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RT @SAFCLadies: What are you doing Sunday? ⚽️ @SAFCLadies v @FyldeLadiesFC @FAWNL 📆 19th August ⏱ 2.00pm 🏟 Hetton Centre, Welfare Road,…

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The @FoL_Beacon has definitely impressed the Black Cats duo who have praised its amazing facilities and talked abou… https://t.co/jfoRadFKsf

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RT @EFL: Young people get the chance to combine their studies with football thanks to @SAFCFoL. The surroundings of where they get to do…

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HUGE THANKS to @SunderlandAFC players @Charliewyke1 and Tom Flanagan for coming along to the @FoL_Beacon this after… https://t.co/h8r6mWeZon

Aug 16

RT @EFL: 🔴⚪️ @SunderlandAFC’s @Charliewyke1 and Tom Flanagan were with @SAFCFoL this afternoon. They were mightily impressed with the fac…

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RT @Carabao_Cup: The #CarabaoCup is at the @FoL_Beacon ahead of tonight's final Round One tie. Children from @SAFCFoL are here in training…

Top architects create Beacon of hope

One of the country’s top architects has been chosen to create an iconic design for the Beacon of Light. FaulknerBrowns, are based in the northeast but have a worldwide reputation for design.

The Beacon of Light will be a vibrant and exciting education and sports facility and the first of its kind in the UK and the architectural practice aims to create a building that will both inspire and motivate.

Partner Michael Hall explained: “We are absolutely delighted to be involved in this exciting project. It will not only be a new landmark for the north east but provide an innovative new model for the integration of sport, health and education throughout the UK and Europe.”

“The location for the proposed Beacon of Light is on a major gateway site next to the Stadium of Light and required an inventive design to maximise the opportunity.”

FaulknerBrowns have gained a national and international reputation for the design of complex leisure destinations and developments, which have continually redefined the building type for nearly fifty years. Their buildings are regarded by many people, but sports bodies in particular, as examples of best practice.

Its design approach for the Beacon of Light was to stack the indoor football zone on the roof of the education and training facilities. The lightweight choice of materials for the Beacon also means it can be illuminated at night – making it a Beacon of hope visible across the city.

The shape of the building is a simple but striking cube.

On entering the building on the first floor, users will be presented with a busy street along which the various activities within the building will interconnect.

Inspirational zones for education, world of work, health and wellbeing and sport and play will be clearly earmarked and enjoy excellent views into the sports arena.

Michael Hall, FaulknerBrowns partner

Former Sunderland AFC Chairman and Chair of Trustees of the Foundation of Light, Sir Bob Murray CBE added: “I have no doubt the Beacon of Light will become a building of national importance and international reputation. The building will be leading edge and epitomises the pioneering approach and work of the Foundation.

“The Beacon will make a difference by involving, inspiring and educating a generation of young people and their families. It will touch the lives of thousands of people every week and have a far-reaching impact in the region and beyond.

“FaulknerBrowns have an eminent name and outstanding track record, so we are delighted to have such a strong a renowned team working with us to deliver our vision and to create something very unique and special in the region.”

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