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Latest News in & around Heart of the City

  • Savills Barbers opens in Heart of the City

    May 2024

    Savills Barbers, Sheffield’s celebrated men’s grooming brand, opened its industry-leading barber shop on Pinstone Street in the city centre this week.

    It is the latest opening in Heart of the City – the flagship city centre development scheme led by Sheffield City Council and its Strategic Development Partner, Queensberry, and follows the launch of Fjällräven and Yards Store earlier this year.

    Savills Barbers is a multi-award-winning barber brand in Sheffield and this significantly bigger venue is set to become its new flagship store.

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  • Europe's largest purpose-built food hall announces opening date in Sheffield

    May 2024

    Cambridge Street Collective (CSC), Europe's largest purpose-built food hall is set to open in Sheffield this month with a big bang VIP launch on Wednesday 22 May, before opening to the wider general public on Thursday 23 May 2024.

    A much-anticipated opening for the city, CSC is set to present the best in up-and-coming food and drink talent, which have been carefully curated and hand-chosen by food hall operators, Blend Family.

    Located on Cambridge Street in Sheffield City Centre, this cavernous industrial venue is around 20,000 sq ft and sits at the centre of the city's landmark Heart of the City development.

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  • Savills Barbers

    New barbers announced for Sheffield’s Heart of the City

    March 2024

    Savills Barbers, Sheffield’s stylish men’s grooming brand, is set to open a new barber shop and training academy in Sheffield city centre this spring.

    Part of Heart of the City – the flagship city centre development scheme led by Sheffield City Council and their Strategic Development Partner, Queensberry – the new high-class barbers and training academy will be located on Pinstone Street in one of the boutique-style ground and first floor units of Laycock House.

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  • Opening date set for Sheffield’s flagship hotel

    March 2024

    Sheffield City Centre’s flagship Radisson Blu hotel, which boasts 154 rooms and a rooftop bar and restaurant, is due to open this Summer with booking available next week.

    Rooms at Sheffield’s new upper mid-scale Radisson Blu hotel, which is located between Burgess Street and Pinstone Street, will be available to book from the week commencing 25 March, with an open date set for 10 June 2024.

    The global brand – renowned for its unparalleled service, comfort, and style – will open as part of Sheffield City Council and Strategic Development Partner, Queensberry’s, Heart of the City scheme.

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  • Yards Store to open exciting new space in Sheffield on Friday

    March 2024

    Independent men’s fashion retailer, Yards Store, will open its new Sheffield city centre store on the 22 March.

    Originally founded in 2016, Yards Store opened its first store in Macclesfield, and relocated to Manchester in 2019.

    Yards Store is a proudly independent menswear and lifestyle retailer, dedicated to bringing its customers the finest British and International brands. It features a fusion of outdoor and heritage brands including And Wander, Ten C, Carhartt WIP, Gramicci, Hikerdelic, RRL, ST95, Hoka, Karhu, Clarks Originals and New Balance to name just a few.

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  • The Arctic Fox arrives in The Steel City

    March 2024

    Leading Swedish outdoor clothing and equipment brand, Fjällräven, will strengthen its UK presence this spring as it opens a new, dedicated brand store in Sheffield city centre.

    Located on Charles Street, Fjällräven’s third brand store in the country will open to the public on 22 March as part of Heart of the City – the flagship city centre development scheme led by Sheffield City Council and their Strategic Development Partner, Queensberry.

    This new shop will be opened in collaboration with the brand’s long-term partner, The Sporting Lodge.

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  • Sheffield's flagship office welcomes first occupant

    February 2024

    DLA Piper has signed up to take the top two floors of Elshaw House, Sheffield City Council’s new zero carbon-ready office building.

    DLA Piper’s move into Elshaw House will see one of the world’s largest law firms, and a key employer in the city, maintain its presence in Sheffield City Centre.

    Fit out of the two-floors, as well as an adjoining private terrace on the top floor, will be completed in this spring. The space will span over 17,000 square feet in total.

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  • Stylish new letting for Sheffield’s Heart of the City

    January 2024

    Another exciting letting has been announced for Heart of the City – the flagship city centre development scheme led by Sheffield City Council and their Strategic Development Partner, Queensberry.

    Independent fashion retailer, The Cream Store, is set to open a 3,000 sq ft flagship shop on the ground floor of Burgess House – positioned on the corner of Charles Street and Cross Burgess Street, fronting the evolving Five Ways junction.

    With fit-out aiming to be complete this Spring, the store, which also boasts a raised mezzanine, will stock contemporary clothing and lifestyle accessories for both men and women.

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  • Sheffield’s first zero carbon-ready office development completed

    January 2024

    Henry Boot Construction has officially completed work on Elshaw House, handing over the flagship office building to Sheffield City Council and Queensberry.

    The exceptionally-designed building, with its striking black metal façade, has already become a standout aspect of Sheffield’s evolving skyline. Located between Wellington Street and Carver Street in Sheffield, it is the city’s first zero carbon-ready office building, incorporating 70,000 sq ft of flexible workspace across seven floors.

    With Henry Boot Construction now finished on-site, Elshaw House is ready for occupiers to move in and tailor their own bespoke fit-outs.

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  • Two new fashion stores to open in Sheffield City Centre

    December 2023

    Two exciting new lettings, Fjällräven and Yards Store, have been announced for Heart of the City – the flagship city centre development scheme led by Sheffield City Council and their Strategic Development Partner, Queensberry.

    In a major coup for the city, leading Swedish fashion brand Fjällräven will open only its second dedicated UK store on Charles Street, operated by The Sporting Lodge Limited.

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  • Henry Boot Construction completes Sheffield’s new 14-storey residential development

    November 2023

    Henry Boot Construction this week officially completed work on the impressive Kangaroo Works, Sheffield City Centre’s new 14-storey build-to-rent development.

    The development on Rockingham Street, which brings 365 high-quality and contemporary homes to the city centre, forms part of Sheffield City Council’s Heart of the City masterplan – delivering a significant influx of new residents in the city centre.

    Delivered for build-to-rent developer Ridgeback Group and designed by Whittam Cox Architects, the 14-storey block comprises a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments, with five commercial units incorporated into the ground floor.

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  • Pete McKee announces new gallery at Leah’s Yard

    November 2023

    The beloved Sheffield artist is the first tenant announced for Sheffield’s Grade II Listed Heart of The City development.

    Leah’s Yard, which is currently undergoing the final stages of its renovation, breathing life back into its patchwork of buildings, is gearing up for opening in summer 2024.

    And Pete McKee will be moving his gallery from its current Sharrow Vale Road location to the city’s newest destination for independent retail and a showcase for the finest makers and creators.

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  • Leah's Yard

    Famous Little Mesters renovation keeps industrial spirit alive

    October 2023

    Businesses and tradespeople from across Sheffield are bringing a Grade II* Listed former Little Mesters workshop back to life in the true spirit of its original occupants.

    RF Joinery, together with a trusted local supply chain, is carrying out transformative work on the historic Leah’s Yard in Sheffield City Centre.

    Leah’s Yard dates to the early 19th century and was once home to up to 18 Little Mesters workshops producing the finest cutlery, handles and silver stampers that helped to put Sheffield on the worldwide map.

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  • Sheffield’s Elshaw House gains five-star NABERS accreditation

    September 2023

    Elshaw House, the new net-zero carbon office block in Sheffield City Centre, has succeeded in achieving an “excellent” five-star NABERS UK rating. The system is administered by BRE and is used for rating the energy efficiency of office buildings across England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland and puts Elshaw House in the top 1% of office buildings in the UK.

    The new building is being built as part of the £470 million Heart of the City development by Sheffield City Council and their development partner Queensberry. It consists of 72, 000 sq. ft of sustainable grade A flexible workspace over 7 floors and retail or F&B space at street level.<...

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  • Topping out for Sheffield’s historic Leah’s Yard

    September 2023

    The ongoing revival of Sheffield’s historic Leah’s Yard on Cambridge Street celebrated an important construction milestone this week, with the building’s new extension reaching its highest point.

    Leah’s Yard is seen as the jewel in the crown of Heart of the City – the transformative city centre development programme led by Sheffield City Council and their Strategic Development Partner, Queensberry. The former collection of small industrial workshops is currently being transformed into a new social hub for creative independent businesses.

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  • Elshaw House

    Heart of the City nominated for two prestigious awards

    August 2023

    Elshaw House and Pound’s Park – key pieces of Sheffield city centre’s transformational Heart of the City scheme – have been shortlisted for two prestigious awards in this year’s Insider Yorkshire Property Industry Awards.

    The Insider Yorkshire Property Industry Awards are one of the UK’s most respected property awards, celebrates the very best companies and projects within the region's property industry.

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  • Søstrene Grene store

    Søstrene Grene to open in Sheffield's Heart of the City on Friday 28th July

    July 2023

    Danish homewares store, Søstrene Grene, is set to open in Heart of the City, Sheffield, on Friday 28th July, with an exciting giveaway for its first 100 customers.

    To celebrate the launch of Søstrene Grene’s first Yorkshire store on Friday 28th July, the brand will host a Grand Opening from 10am with an exciting giveaway, refreshments and live classical music from a string trio.

    Located in Grosvenor House on Cambridge Street in Sheffield City Centre, the new store is part of the Heart of the City development scheme led by Sheffield City Council and Queensberry, their Strategic Development Partner.

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  • Stylish Danish homeware brand to open first Yorkshire store in Heart of the City

    Stylish Danish homeware brand to open first Yorkshire store in Heart of the City

    June 2023

    Søstrene Grene, a successful Danish homeware brand, is set to open its first Yorkshire store in Sheffield city centre this summer.

    The shop will be located in Grosvenor House on Cambridge Street – part of the Heart of the City development scheme led by Sheffield City Council and their Strategic Development Partner, Queensberry.

    The opening date is set to be announced very soon.

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  • Image of new food hall

    Vision outlined for Sheffield City Centre’s major new food hall

    May 2023

    Cambridge Street Collective, which is currently under construction on the corner between Cambridge Street and Wellington Street in the city centre, will be run by the company behind some of Sheffield’s favourite food venues, Blend Family, previously The Milestone Group.

    Blend – founded by Matt Bigland and managed with his wife and business partner Nina Patel Bigland – also runs Cutlery Works in Kelham Island, Neepsend.

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  • Pound's Park

    Sheffield’s new city centre park set to open this Easter

    March 2023

    Sheffield City Centre’s brand-new public space, Pound’s Park, is set to open early to the public on 3 April, so that the new park can be enjoyed over the Easter weekend and school holidays.

    Named after Sheffield’s first Chief Fire Officer, Superintendent John Charles Pound, the park is located on the former fire station site between Rockingham Street, Wellington Street and Carver Street, and will offer a multitude of experiences, including spaces for play, relaxation and socialising.

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  • Henry Boot PLC signs up to Isaacs Building in Heart of the City

    March 2023

    After 90 years at Banner Cross Hall, Henry Boot PLC is set to relocate its Head Office to the Isaacs Building in Sheffield city centre in Autumn 2023.

    Part of Heart of the City, Isaacs Building is located on Charles Street, close to the company’s original city centre headquarters on Moore Street.

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  • Heart of the City highway works on Cross Burgess Street

    January 2023

    As part of the Heart of the City construction activity, works will begin this month to enable Veolia to connect the Radisson Blu hotel development (located between Pinstone Street and Burgess Street) to the District Heating Network.

    This will involve excavation works on Cross Burgess Street to enable the necessary pipework to be laid.

    To minimise disruption to the city centre during typical weekday working hours, the Veolia work will be carried out over a series of subsequent weekends, commencing on 13 January 2023.

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  • Mayor of South Yorkshire with Henry Boot staff

    Mayor of South Yorkshire visits flagship Sheffield city centre construction sites

    November 2022

    The Mayor of South Yorkshire, Oliver Coppard, visited Henry Boot Construction’s flagship Sheffield city centre sites to learn more about the developments and one of the region’s leading businesses.

    Alongside representatives from Sheffield City Council, the Henry Boot team showed the Mayor around some of their key city centre construction sites, which all form part of the Council’s £480m Heart of the City regeneration scheme. This included the evolving Cambridge Street Collective food venue, residential development Kangaroo Works, the ‘zero carbon ready’ office Elshaw House and Pound’s Park.

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  • Playground

    Playground installed as Sheffield’s new city centre park takes shape

    October 2022

    Pound’s Park in Sheffield city centre is quickly taking shape with the installation of a new children’s play area this month.

    Heralded as the flagship green space in Sheffield City Council’s Heart of the City development scheme, Pound’s Park will be located on the former fire station site between Rockingham Street, Wellington Street and Carver Street.

    The park will provide an attractive, safe and fully accessible destination that adds a mix of experiences for playing, relaxing and socialising.

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  • Topping out for Sheffield's flagship hotel development

    September 2022

    Work on the Radisson Blu development site, which forms part of Sheffield City Council and Strategic Development Partner Queensberry’s Heart of the City programme, has been gathering momentum in recent months and now the building’s steel frame has reached its pinnacle – eight storeys from the ground.

    The 154-room high-end hotel will be positioned between Burgess Street and Pinstone Street. The contemporary new building under construction will complement and adjoin the carefully retained Victorian façade along Pinstone Street.

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  • External view of Burgess House

    First Heart of the City homeowners move in

    August 2022

    Around 90% of the homes in Burgess House – the striking new residential development on Pinstone Street – have now been sold, with new owners now moving in.

    The construction and internal fit out of Burgess House – situated between Pinstone Street, Cross Burgess Street and Cambridge Street is now complete. Part of the £470m Heart of the City, the development provides 52 high-quality apartments that epitomise modern-day urban living – featuring stylish open-plan living and expansive windows offering views across the city.

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  • Huge climbing boulder installed at Pound’s Park

    August 2022

    A purpose-built climbing boulder was installed today at Pound’s Park – the new city centre public space under construction as part of Heart of the City.

    The large rock, designed and made by specialist firm Rockworks, weighs six tonnes and stands at an impressive three-metres tall and eight-metres wide. Construction of the boulder involved creating a hand carved polystyrene core, which was then sprayed to give the sculpture a finish reminiscent of a Peak District rockface.

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  • How Bethel Chapel will look once complete

    Sheffield City Council seeks exciting operator for City Centre's next live music venue

    August 2022

    Sheffield City Council and its Strategic Development Partner, Queensberry, is inviting interest from potential operators for Bethel Chapel – a new live entertainment venue in Heart of the City.

    Located on Cambridge Street, the 15,000 sq ft Bethel Chapel building, which dates back to the 1800s and was most recently the John Lewis toyshop, is currently being refurbished and will become the latest addition to the strong tradition of live music and performance spaces in Sheffield when it opens next year.

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  • First look at award winning gaming bar Roxy Ball Room - opening this month

    August 2022

    If you’ve enjoyed nights out in Manchester, Liverpool or Leeds over the past few years, the chances are you’ll have spent time in one of several popular Roxy Ball Room venues dotted around the north of England. 

    Since opening its debut venue in Leeds back in 2013, the booze and ball games bar brand has rapidly grown into something of an institution, famous for its vast gaming options, lively atmosphere, and signature cocktails. Sheffield’s thriving nightlife scene is about to get a boost as the next northern city to receive the Roxy treatment.

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  • The two new development plots within Heart of the City

    Sheffield City Council targets developers for two new Heart of the City sites

    August 2022

    Sheffield City Council has gone to market with two exciting new development plots within its transformational £470m Heart of the City masterplan.

    The Council and its appointed marketing agent, CBRE, are seeking buyers for two development sites located on the former car park between Rockingham Street, Wellington Street and Carver Street.

    The new developments would further contribute to the rapidly growing mixed-use district that is being created through Heart of the City – this includes the already completed Grosvenor House, plus several under-construction office, leisure and residential developments.

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  • Topping out for Sheffield’s first zero carbon ready office

    July 2022

    Elshaw House, Sheffield’s first zero carbon ready office, celebrated an important construction milestone this week with the building reaching its peak height.

    A key part Heart of the City – the transformative city centre development programme being led by Sheffield City Council and their Strategic Development Partner, Queensberry, Elshaw House is situated between Wellington Street, Carver Street and Backfields.

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  • Henry Boot Construction celebrated the key construction milestone with representatives from Ridgeback Group, Whittam Cox Architects, Sweco, Savills, David Ashley Construction, Queensberry and Sheffield City Council.

    Topping out for Kangaroo Works in Sheffield City Centre

    June 2022

    Construction on Kangaroo Works, Sheffield City Centre’s new 14-storey residential development, reached an important milestone this week with Henry Boot Construction completing the highest point of the structure.

    The Kangaroo Works development on Trafalgar Street, which forms part of Sheffield City Council’s Heart of the City programme, has been gathering momentum in recent months and now the building’s concrete frame has reached its highest point – 46 metres from the ground.

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  • Roxy Bar Interior, Nottingham

    Roxy Ball Room to open in Heart of the City this summer

    April 2022

    A night out in Sheffield is set to get even better this summer, with Roxy Ball Room opening on Wellington Street in the coming months.

    From beer pong to pool and shuffleboard, visitors to Sheffield city centre will be able to party the night away whilst competing in their favourite games at the new venue.

    The latest addition to Heart of the City, the £470 million regeneration scheme in Sheffield city centre, Roxy Ball Room is the latest venue from celebrated national operator Roxy Leisure – who are already established in Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, Nottingham, Birmingham, and Bristol.

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  • Groundbreaking ceremony held for Sheffield’s flagship hotel development

    March 2022

    Construction of the city centre’s flagship new Radisson Blu hotel officially got underway today, with the milestone marked by an official groundbreaking ceremony.

    Councillor Mazher Iqbal of Sheffield City Council was joined for the ceremony by representatives from Queensberry, Turner & Townsend, McLaughlin & Harvey, and HLM Architects, now that the demolition of Barker’s Pool House has been completed and work on the new hotel building is underway.

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  • Construction begins on landmark park in Sheffield City Centre

    March 2022

    Construction of Pound’s Park, the landmark new public space in Sheffield City Centre, is set to get underway this month.

    Sheffield City Council has appointed local firm Henry Boot Construction to undertake the work, which is expected to take around one year to complete.

    Named after Sheffield’s first Chief Fire Officer, Superintendent John Charles Pound, the park will be located on the former fire station site between Rockingham Street, Wellington Street and Carver Street. The car park that was located on the site is now permanently closed to enable the works.

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  • Heart of the City creating jobs for today and tomorrow

    December 2021

    Sheffield’s Heart of the City, one of the country’s largest urban regeneration projects, is providing a fantastic pathway into the construction industry, with over 80 apprentices and previously unemployed people working across the scheme today.

    Heart of the City is anticipated to generate 7,000 long-term jobs right in the core of Sheffield City Centre, but its three currently live construction sites are also giving young people, as well as previously unemployed people, a clear path into work right now.

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  • Heart of the City on track and set to transform Sheffield City Centre

    December 2021

    Progress on Sheffield’s £470m Heart of the City development scheme is forging ahead as a deal is agreed between Sheffield City Council and John Lewis and Partners following their decision to permanently close the Barker’s Pool store. 

    The site will play a central role in the development of the city centre, with public consultation on future uses set for the New Year.

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  • Plans for Sheffield’s historic Leah’s Yard given green light

    November 2021

    Proposals to revive historic Leah’s Yard on Cambridge Street and create a social hub for creative independent businesses were approved by the Local Planning Authority today.

    Submitted in July by Sheffield City Council and its Strategic Development Partner, Queensberry, the plans are the latest to be approved as part of Sheffield’s transformational Heart of the City development scheme.

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  • Henry Boot discover historic letter on Heart of the City construction site

    September 2021

    Employees from Sheffield-based construction firm, Henry Boot Construction, have discovered a letter from 1938 whilst working on their Heart of the City construction site in Sheffield City Centre.

    The letter was found rolled up inside a small canister and lodged within a wall cavity at Bethel Chapel on Cambridge Street, which is currently under construction to become a new 15,000 sq ft live entertainment venue.

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  • Heart of the City named Outstanding Development of the Year

    September 2021

    Heart of the City – Sheffield City Council’s £480 million city centre development programme – has been crowned Outstanding Development of the Year at the Insider Sheffield City Region Property Dinner 2021.

    The Outstanding Development of the Year award, which is judged by an expert panel of property professionals, saw Heart of the City come out on top against an array of high-quality schemes in the region – including PLP Smithywood, New Era Square, Great Central, Norfolk Bridge Works and Park Hill.

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  • The proposed courtyard at Leah’s Yard

    Transformational development plans submitted for historic Leah’s Yard

    August 2021

    A planning application to transform historic Leah’s Yard on Cambridge Street into a creative hub for independent businesses has been submitted.

    Earlier this year, Sheffield City Council selected Tom Wolfenden, CEO of SSPCo, which manages the Cooper Buildings on Arundel Street, and James O’Hara of the Rockingham Group, which runs bars such as Public and Picture House Social, to operate the venue – part of the wider Heart of the City development programme.

    The duo plan to breathe new life into the building by transforming it into a new 14,500 sq ft destination for local independent businesses and retailers, socialising and enterprise.

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  • Sheffield Chamber staff

    New City Centre home for Sheffield Chamber

    August 2021

    Supporting local business, Sheffield Chamber is delighted to open a new city centre hub at Cubo Sheffield.

    The new co-working space, which is a vibrant addition to Sheffield’s Heart of the City development project, will be the primary base for Chamber membership. Offering a fresh, modern, and welcoming place for businesses to visit the Chamber team to catch up, learn and collaborate.

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  • Temporary Road Closure: Burgess Street

    July 2021

    To allow for major construction work on the Radisson Bu hotel development, part of the wider Heart of the City scheme in Sheffield City Centre, Burgess Street is set to temporarily close from 15 July 2021.

    The closure will allow site contractors, McLaughlin & Harvey, to remove the bridge that connects Barker’s Pool House and the Cole Brothers building over Burgess Street. This work is planned to begin on the 19 July.

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  • Sketch of Pound's Park

    Plans submitted for new pocket park in the heart of Sheffield

    July 2021

    Following public consultation earlier this year, a planning application for Pound’s Park – the proposed new public space within the Council’s Heart of the City scheme – has now been submitted.

    If approved, Pound’s Park will provide a safe and accessible green park flanked by the arising Heart of the City development, offering space for active play and relaxation within a well planted and visually attractive setting.

    Located on the former fire station site between Rockingham Street, Wellington Street and Carver Street, the park would add character to Sheffield’s busy city centre environment.

    Pound’s Park would reinven...

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  • Seats in Alto

    New rooftop bar in Sheffield City Centre opens this week

    June 2021

    Alto, a stylish new rooftop bar in Sheffield City Centre, will officially open its doors to the public on Thursday 24 June.

    The bar is located on the top floor of Cubo – the new modern coworking and private office destination in the refurbished four-story building at 38 Carver Street. 

    The contemporary and relaxed venue boasts an outdoor rooftop terrace, affording striking views across the city centre and beyond, as well as a VIP area, DJ booth, built-in seating areas and an impressive range of drinks, beers, cocktails and food.

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  • The Furnace

    The Furnace bar & restaurant opens in Sheffield City Centre

    June 2021

    The Furnace – the highly anticipated second Sheffield City Centre venue from acclaimed bar operator New World Trading Company – opened its doors to the public last week.

    Located in Charter Square as part of Sheffield’s Heart of the City development, The Furnace takes inspiration from the city’s proud industrial spirit and boasts a stylish industrial décor, which even includes a six-seater table set around a central fire pit on the venue’s outdoor terrace.

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  • Heart of the City hotel

    Sheffield’s flagship hotel development gets underway

    June 2021

    McLaughlin & Harvey, the construction firm that worked on the recent renovation of The Moor, has been appointed on the flagship Radisson Blu hotel development on Pinstone Street – with work on site getting underway this week.

    A key element of the Heart of the City programme, which is being delivered by Sheffield City Council and its Strategic Development Partner, Queensberry, the arrival of Radisson Blu in Sheffield will help attract new business opportunities to the city, while raising its profile as a major destination for business and travel.

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  • Watch our latest Heart of the City Project Update

    May 2021

    Heart of the City continues to come together will real momentum.

    Since the turn of the year, construction work has been progressing well, new workspaces have opened and we’ve announced some incredibly exciting tenants.

    Watch our short film for the latest project headlines.

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  • Master-Sheff! The Furnace set to open with locally inspired menu

    May 2021

    Chefs at The Furnace, the stylish new bar and restaurant that is set to open within Sheffield’s flagship Heart of the City development on Monday 7 June, have revealed a few Yorkshire inspired dishes from their opening menu.

    Designed by local chef Guy Greaves and team, the menu pays homage to the city it serves, pairing famed local products and dishes with cooking techniques inspired by the functions of a furnace – such as cooling, torching, flame-grilling and blowtorching.

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  • Heart of the City shortlisted for prestigious property award

    May 2021

    Heart of the City has been shortlisted for Outstanding Development of the Year at the Insider SCR Property Awards 2021.

    Building on the success of the original Heart of the City project a decade ago, the current 1.5 million sq ft masterplan is transforming the area of Sheffield city centre located between The Moor, Fargate and the Devonshire Quarter. Sheffield City Council and its Strategic Development Partner, Queensberry, are delivering this £480 million mixed-use development, which comprises new retail brands, flexible modern workspaces, bars and restaurants, live entertainment venues, new homes, an upscale hotel and world class public spaces. Read more…

  • Architect impression of how Kangaroo Works will look

    Construction underway on Kangaroo Works

    May 2021

    Construction work has begun on Kangaroo Works – Heart of the City’s flagship residential development, with Henry Boot Construction appointed to their second project within the wider regeneration scheme.

    The design and build project has been commissioned by JV partners Angelo Gordon and Ridgeback Group and will see the creation of 365 high-quality residential apartments and five commercial units in Sheffield city centre.

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  • View from The Furnace terrace

    Introducing The Furnace – Heart of the City’s first bar & restaurant

    May 2021

    In 2019, New World Trading Company, owners of The Botanist Sheffield, announced it was to open a second site in Sheffield City Centre as part of the much-anticipated Heart of the City scheme – but this is the first official confirmation of the new name and brand concept.

    As revealed on newly installed hoardings, put up whilst the brand sparks to life inside, the newest venue is to be called The Furnace.

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  • Changes to city centre routes next week

    April 2021

    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.

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  • View of Cambridge Street Collective

    Acclaimed local food operator announced for Cambridge Street Collective

    March 2021

    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.

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  • Elshaw House

    Henry Boot Construction appointed on Sheffield’s landmark Heart of the City scheme

    March 2021

    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.

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  • Inside Cubo

    State-of-the-art co-working office and rooftop bar set to open on Carver Street

    March 2021

    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.

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  • 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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    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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  • 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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  • Weekday Store in the city centre of Sheffield

    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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