Welcome to a place where you’ll find all the latest news, updates, share thoughts & ask questions about Heart of the City.

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

  • Leah's Yard Precedent Image

    Historic Leah’s Yard set for revival as creative hub for independent businesses

    February 2021

    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.

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  • Project Team on construction site

    Topping out for Heart of the City Pinstone Street developments

    December 2020

    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.

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  • View of hotel from Peace Gardens

    Plans for flagship Pinstone Street hotel given green light

    November 2020

    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.

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  • View of Charter Square

    Charter Square nominated for prestigious town planning award

    November 2020

    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.

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  • New Gaumont Building visual

    A bold new look for the Gaumont Building

    September 2020

    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.

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  • View of John Lewis Sheffield

    John Lewis & Partners sign new lease with Sheffield City Council

    September 2020

    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.

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  • William Mitchell frieze

    William Mitchell frieze to be safely removed and relocated

    July 2020

    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.

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  • Cambridge Street Collective

    Planning submitted for new cultural heart of City Centre regeneration

    May 2020

    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.

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  • Grosvenor House office

    Major global law firm, CMS, signs up to Heart of the City

    December 2019

    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.

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  • Marmadukes logo on window

    Marmadukes to open new city centre café in Heart of the City

    July 2019

    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.

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  • New Swedish Fashion Brands set for Heart of the City

    July 2019

    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.

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Heart of the City Consultations

Pound's Park Consultation

Introducing proposals for an iconic new city centre park, located between Rockingham Street & Carver Street.

The next phase of Heart of the City takes the creation of attractive & accessible new public spaces to a whole new level, as we unveil exciting new plans for an urban park at the very heart of Sheffield.

This consultation is an opportunity for you to understand the vision, explore the proposals & provide your thoughts before we submit a planning application.

Click here for more information about the proposals.

This pre-application consultation runs until 24 March 2021.

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