The End of an Era as Education
Carver Street / Holly Street
Sheffield One, Yorkshire Forward (the Regional Development Agency) and the City Council are working with the landowners to bring forward exciting development proposals to regenerate this important site. The scheme will provide a mix of high quality offices, apartments, restaurants and leisure space, creating an animated and attractive area around City Hall. The plans have now been submitted to the local planning authority and include:
the demolition of the
former NUM HQ and its redevelopment, along with the adjacent car park site
for two high quality office buildings, with restaurants on the ground floor
overlooking the newly upgraded City Hall precincts
the comprehensive redevelopment
of the Carver Lane, Carver Street and West Street sites for new apartments
around a courtyard, with retail and leisure on the ground floors.
The Leopold Street complex is a fine collection of Grade II listed buildings which originally housed Sheffield Boys' School and later the Council's education offices. Last year a consortium of ASK Property Developments and M J Gleeson plc was appointed as the City Council's preferred partner to refurbish the buildings as a high quality mixed-use project. Detailed design work is now substantially complete and planning and listed building applications have been submitted for:
a stunning new public square with water features and trees
a quality 134-bedroom hotel
37 apartments around a private courtyard
a comedy/live entertainment venue
restaurants and a health club.
The sensitive restoration of these magnificent stone buildings will help to reinvigorate this part of the city and draw in new private sector investment and jobs.
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