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Latest News in & around Heart of the City
Roxy Ball Room to open in Heart of the City this summer
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.Read more…
Groundbreaking ceremony held for Sheffield’s flagship hotel development
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.Read more…
Construction begins on landmark park in Sheffield City Centre
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.Read more…
Heart of the City creating jobs for today and tomorrow
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.Read more…
Heart of the City on track and set to transform Sheffield City Centre
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.Read more…
Plans for Sheffield’s historic Leah’s Yard given green light
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.Read more…
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.
Henry Boot discover historic letter on Heart of the City construction site
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.Read more…
Heart of the City named Outstanding Development of the Year
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.Read more…
Transformational development plans submitted for historic Leah’s Yard
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.Read more…
New City Centre home for Sheffield Chamber
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.Read more…
Temporary Road Closure: Burgess Street
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.Read more…
Plans submitted for new pocket park in the heart of Sheffield
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.
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New rooftop bar in Sheffield City Centre opens this week
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.Read more…
The Furnace bar & restaurant opens in Sheffield City Centre
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.Read more…
Sheffield’s flagship hotel development gets underway
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.Read more…
Watch our latest Heart of the City Project Update
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.Read more…
Master-Sheff! The Furnace set to open with locally inspired menu
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.Read more…
Heart of the City shortlisted for prestigious property award
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…
Construction underway on Kangaroo Works
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.Read more…
Introducing The Furnace – Heart of the City’s first bar & restaurant
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.Read more…
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…
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…
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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.