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University of Sunderland

Event Title


Homes of 2030

The Vaux Neighbourhood is under construction and will be complete ahead of Expo Sunderland's Homes & Gardens in 2026. 

Vaux is designed to suit 21st century living patterns, using Modern Methods of Construction, a range of sustainable and low carbon technologies and renewable energy that will contribute to the city’s commitment to become carbon neutral by 2030.    



Plans have been submitted for a visually striking temporary Expo Sunderland Pavilion, to be assembled at Keel Square directly opposite the Vaux Neighbourhood to tell the story of a home in the context of its place to the public.

The pavilion sets to re-imagine the evolving notion of a future home beyond 2030 in the heart of Sunderland, celebrating advancements in construction, technology, and collaboration.   

Read the Press Release 

Come & See


Free entry for the public and industry to:

  • Virtually tour the pavilion’s life stages and Vaux Neighbourhood
  • Share stories on what a home of the future looks like
  • Understand the cutting-edge technology on display
  • Gain practical advice on minimising carbon footprints at home
  • Discover energy efficiency hacks
  • Learn about careers and skills in modern construction in Sunderland

Ready for Expo Sunderland


Designed with second life in mind, the pavilion will be a new temporary stage for innovative use of semi-open spaces, acting as public information hubs to fully immerse visitors in renewable and sustainable living ahead of Expo Sunderland which goes big in 2025. 

  • Welcome area for Expo Sunderland
  • Space to exhibit smart appliances and controls, energy efficiency, low carbon materials and PV panels
  • Demonstrator spaces with moveable partitions and accessible areas
  • Place for sustainable arts and technology

On-site assembly      


Exploring the art of the possible through the installation of a locally manufactured light gauge steel frame with highly recycled content and low carbon technologies to create a demountable skeleton structure that will be transported to Keel Square ready for Come & See on 13-15 August 2024.

Transforming the framework structure will be a brand-new face fixed, semi-transparent outdoor high-definition screen, driving footfall and enriching the visitor experience overhead with exclusive screenings, visual spectacles and immersive soundscapes.

A first for the North East


Call for screen content

We will soon be programming content to be included in the immersive screen for crowd wowing visualisations and soundscapes to turn Keel Square into an unbelievable new experience for residents.

Creating a new home for brands to reach audiences

The first call will be for brands ready for inclusion during Come & See with opportunities for scheduling content throughout 2024 and into 2025.

If you have content you would like to display and to enquire if this is suitable for editing to fit the technical specification of the new screen, please get in touch here.

Example content ideas for our brand new screen in Keel Square

Space to breathe


Bringing calm to passers by with virtual reality that reduce stress and anxiety.

Virtual art & nature 


Climate positive or social justice focused pieces to spark curiosity and surprise audiences.

In the meantime


Connecting the public to rhythmic time and tempo through visionary displays and sounds.

Pavilion Partners

Enquire about opportunities at this event

Let's talk



Event partners

Activation sponsors

Sustainable branding 


The Beam

Live talks




J & B

Space within the pavilion to exhibit

Outside concession spaces

Content for the overhead screen



FC delegates

Schools and colleges

Charities and communities