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The council has recently announced a package of improvements to the old town hall on Waingate
The council has recently announced a package of improvements to the old town hall on Waingate

Our top five buildings on Castlegate

With plans announced today to regenerate Castlegate , we look at the top five buildings in the area.

Our top five Castlegate buildings

 

 

Old Town Hall

 

The building was commissioned to replace Sheffield’s first town hall, which had been designed by William Renny in 1699 and opened in 1700.

 

The Old Town Hall was designed by Charles Watson and built in 1807–08. It was extended in 1833 and again in 1866 to designs by William Flockton (1804–64) of Sheffield and his partner George Abbott.

 

 

Castle Co-op

 

The Co-op opened shops around the city, and set up its first branch in Sheffield City Centre in 1929. The store featured a massive granite facade with a zigzag canopy. Inside, the focus was on a cantilevered spiral staircase connecting all the floors, under a partially glazed dome and a sculpture of a bird.

 

 

Bryars Stables (former Hancock & Lant)

 

The development was built 1899-1900 for John Henry Bryars, an animal breeder & vet. In 1931 the stables were converted to a pea-canning factory for Batchelors and later occupied by Hancock & Lant Ltd, furniture store.

 

Canada House (old gas company offices)

 

Canada House, a stunning late Victorian civic building, complete with Corinthian columns and neo-classical masonry. The building was once home to the Sheffield United Gas Light Company and was built in 1874.

 

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