Hope Street Xchange

A Centre for Enterprise & Innovation



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T: 0191 337 1550


How to find us

By foot Hope Street Xchange is easily accessible from Sunderland City Centre. As part of the University of Sunderland’s City Campus, we are located on Hope Street and St Michael’s Way, just over the road from the Sunderland Empire theatre.

By bus A number of buses operate in the Sunderland area, including the Sunderland Connect service which frequently serves Sunderland’s main attractions and destinations. Work out your best route using this handy journey planner from Go North East.

By car Visitor car parking should be booked in advance to ensure that we can provide you with a space. This is especially important to make sure that we can cater for any mobility issues you may have. Contact us to book a parking space for your visit.

By train Sunderland train station has regular connections to London and Newcastle. A typical journey to London with Grand Central takes approximately 3 hours 30 minutes. You can also easily reach us by Metro, a light railway service that runs across Tyne and Wear. Our closest stations are ‘University’ and ‘Park Lane’.

By air

Newcastle International is our closest airport. Newcastle International has a Metro station, making the Metro the easiest way to travel to and from the airport from Sunderland. A typical journey from Newcastle International Airport to Sunderland takes 51 minutes.