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Community involvement has been an integral part of our development story: Heart of the City is being built for & by Sheffield. We would love to hear your ambitions & aspirations for the area and welcome any questions.
We have set up an online consultation platform & provided several channels for you to get in touch with us.
Latest News in & around Heart of the City
Changes to city centre routes next week
To allow work on our Heart of the City scheme to progress as construction begins on Cambridge St Collective and Elshaw House, some changes to routes in the city centre will take place from Monday 12th April.Read more…
Acclaimed local food operator announced for Cambridge Street Collective
The company behind some of Sheffield’s favourite food venues, The Milestone Group, has been chosen to run Cambridge Street Collective, a culturally diverse food destination that forms part of the transformative Heart of the City development programme.
Cambridge Street Collective, which sits behind the recognisable Henry’s Corner and Bethel Sunday School on Cambridge Street, will feature a contemporary food hall, cookery school and fine dining experience.Read more…
Henry Boot Construction appointed on Sheffield’s landmark Heart of the City scheme
Sheffield based construction firm Henry Boot Construction Limited has been selected for two developments within Heart of the City, the cultural and social destination known as Cambridge Street Collective and Elshaw House – a brand-new low carbon office building.
Located on the city centre site between Wellington Street, Carver Street and Cambridge Street, a planning application for the two developments was approved towards the end of 2020. Henry Boot Construction is getting work underway this week, with a completion target towards the end of 2022.Read more…
State-of-the-art co-working office and rooftop bar set to open on Carver Street
Cubo Sheffield is opening soon after huge success in Derby and Nottingham.
A new state-of-the-art co-working office is set to open following a £3 million investment. Cubo, located at 38 Carver Street in Sheffield, will facilitate a multi-use site complementing the Heart of the City development.
Cubo Sheffield is due to open its doors on the 1st April 2021. It will be an addition to it’s rapidly expanding portfolio, with business booming at existing sites in Nottingham and Derby.Read more…
Historic Leah’s Yard set for revival as creative hub for independent businesses
Leah’s Yard, a former 19th Century mesters works and one of Sheffield’s most important heritage buildings, is set for an exciting new future that will both honour and celebrate its rich industrial heritage as part of the Heart of the City regeneration programme.
Following an extensive bidding process, Sheffield City Council has selected an impressive bid from Sheffield Science Park Company (SSPCo), who plans to transform the building into a new destination for local independent businesses, socialising and enterprising combining a full mixed experience for visitors and users of the building.Read more…
Topping out for Heart of the City Pinstone Street developments
The latest phase of Sheffield’s Heart of the City scheme celebrated a key construction milestone this week — with the steel topping out on the new mixed-use developments on Pinstone Street.
The steel structure reaching its highest point marks an important moment for Sheffield’s flagship redevelopment project, which has been gathering steam in recent months.
The new developments on Pinstone Street are the second phase of the scheme to be constructed. Set to be fully completed in 2021, Isaacs Building will house nearly 40,000 sq ft of Grade A office space.Read more…
Plans for flagship Pinstone Street hotel given green light
Proposals to introduce sophisticated hotelier Radisson Blu to a key Sheffield city centre location have been approved by the Local Planning Authority.
Submitted by Sheffield City Council and its Strategic Development Partner, Queensberry, in August, the plans are the latest to be approved as part of Sheffield’s transformational Heart of the City scheme.
As an international hotel brand with a reputation for excellence, the arrival of Radisson Blu in Sheffield is expected to attract new business opportunities into the city, while raising its profile as an attractive destination.Read more…
Charter Square nominated for prestigious town planning award
Sheffield city centre’s newest public space, Charter Square, has been nominated for this year’s Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Yorkshire Regional Awards for Planning Excellence, which takes place this month.
Charter Square was developed alongside the outstanding Grosvenor House office building as part of Sheffield City Council’s Heart of the City programme – a significant mix of public realm and development projects that is transforming the centre of Sheffield.Read more…
A bold new look for the Gaumont Building
A planning application proposing a significant facelift to the Gaumont building, located on the junction between Barker’s Pool and Burgess Street in the city centre, has been submitted today.
The improvement works fall within the wider Heart of the City development scheme – led by the Council and their Strategic Development Partner, Queensberry. Plans would see the building’s current red steel frame completely removed and replaced with a contemporary design.
A planning application for an adjoining Radisson Blu hotel, which will have entrance lobbies located on Pinstone Street and Burgess Street, has also been submitted in recent weeks.Read more…
John Lewis & Partners sign new lease with Sheffield City Council
John Lewis & Partners has agreed a new 20 year lease to 2040 with Sheffield City Council which includes plans for a refurbishment of the shop.
John Lewis has had a presence in Sheffield since the advent of WWII, having originally acquired the Cole Brothers site from Selfridges Provincial Stores group.
The agreement includes plans for a refurbishment, details of which are currently under review. The work is likely to commence in mid-2021 and the shop will remain open throughout.Read more…
William Mitchell frieze to be safely removed and relocated
Work is set to get underway next week to meticulously remove the William Mitchell frieze — currently displayed on Barkers Pool House along Burgess Street.
A pre-planning public consultation is currently underway on the future development of this part of the Council’s Heart of the City scheme. Plans for the site include the demolition of Barkers Pool House to make way for a stylish new Radisson Blu hotel, with a planning application expected to be submitted later this summer.Read more…
Planning submitted for new cultural heart of City Centre regeneration
Planning applications for the next phase of the Heart of the City scheme, which include a cultural destination and a new low carbon office building, have been submitted by Sheffield City Council this month. The announcement marks another milestone for Sheffield’s landmark regeneration project, as it continues to transform the city centre.
Block H, located between Wellington Street, Carver Street and Cambridge Street, sits at the centre of the Heart of the City masterplan and includes some of the most interesting heritage buildings.Read more…
Major global law firm, CMS, signs up to Heart of the City
Top 10 global law firm, CMS, is set to become the second anchor tenant in the Heart of the City scheme being delivered by Sheffield City Council.
CMS has over 70 offices located across over 40 countries. The company is set to reaffirm its future in Sheffield, relocating from its current base at Victoria Quays and preserving the firm’s presence as a major employer in the city.
CMS is to take 47,500 sq ft of premium Grade A office space within the same landmark building that is also the new home to HSBC.Read more…
Marmadukes to open new city centre café in Heart of the City
One of Sheffield’s most popular local businesses is opening a second store in the city’s transformative £470m Heart Of The City – which is designed to make local creatives a central part of the scheme.
The Scandinavian-styled venue, complete with mezzanine and outdoor terrace next to HSBC on Cambridge Street, comes just days after Swedish fashion brands Monki and Weekday confirmed moves to the Heart Of The City, providing the perfect blend of local and international in the new development.Read more…
New Swedish Fashion Brands set for Heart of the City
Swedish fashion brands Monki and Weekday have signed up to Heart of the City this week, becoming the first new retail outlets in the £470m innovative city centre scheme.
The new Weekday store will be the first in the UK outside London, whilst the Monki store will be the first in Yorkshire.
Both brands are part of fashion retailer H&M Group and will be located on the ground floor of Grosvenor House – the new flagship office for HSBC, with customers able to access the stores from Pinstone Street.Read more…
Heart of the City Consultations
Pound's Park Consultation
This pre-application public consultation has now ended. Thank you for your interest in Pound's Park.
You can still download our consultation brochure below to read about the proposals. If you have any questions, please get in touch with the Heart of the City project team via the contact details at the bottom of this page.
This pre-application consultation is now closed.