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Meet the influential new companies choosing to expand in Sheffield

Perkbox Sheffield employees with Wayne Adams seated front

Sheffield has everything we need – why would we locate our business anywhere else? That’s the message from three influential new IT and tech companies that have put down roots in Sheffield, creating 220 jobs with plans to further expand and move to bigger premises across the city in the new year. The power trio includes Perkbox, which has taken ...

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HSBC employees looking forward to Grosvenor House

HSBC's new building Grosvenor House

Employees at HSBC have selected Grosvenor House as the name for the striking new office being built as part of Phase 1 of Sheffield Retail Quarter.  HSBC employees put forward several possible names for the development, and through an internal ballot, got to vote for their favourite. The winning name, Grosvenor House, was the clear favourite and celebrates the heritage ...

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Parson Cross at 70 – regeneration in action

New housing in Parson Cross

70 years on from last wave of council housing in Parson Cross, the area is being transformed again In 1947, just after the Second World War had ended, hundreds of families moved into the newly-built housing in Parson Cross, north Sheffield. Even now, people from that city-wide relocation programme of the 1940s talk of the area’s wonderful sense of community, ...

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Have your say on the future of Gleadless Valley

Gleadless Valley was built in the 1950s and 60s, and was once hailed for its design and quality

6 November 2017 Local people are being asked to have their say on a future plan for Gleadless Valley that has the potential to transform the area. Sheffield City Council is consulting with local residents, schools and businesses from early November, after receiving £515,000 from the Government’s Estate Regeneration Programme to develop a local masterplan. Councillor Ben Curran, Cabinet Member ...

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Nearly 1,000 new houses to be built in Sheffield

Representatives from Keepmoat and Sheffield Housing Company with Cllrs Julie Dore and Olivia Blake

24 October 2017 More than 850 new homes are set to be built across Sheffield – including areas of Manor, Norfolk Park and Parson Cross. Sheffield Housing Company, set up by Sheffield City Council in partnership with Keepmoat and Great Places in 2011 to kick-start housebuilding in the city  has delivered more than 400 new homes  and developed skills and apprenticeship ...

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Meet Perkbox – putting its people first

Perkbox operations director Wayne Adams

  Sheffield Operations Manager Wayne Adams smiles at the memory of when Perkbox co-founder Saurav Chopra paid the Sheffield office on Scotland Street a visit. Saurav, founder of a company recently awarded Scale-Up Business of the year at the National Business Awards, sat himself down next to the company stereo, which was belting out some, as Wayne puts it, “Soulful ...

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All going to plan for Sheffield’s stuck sites

Members of the Council's planning team collected the award from RTPI judge Jennifer Winyard

15 September 2017 A programme that is revamping eyesore buildings ready for regeneration has won a coveted planning award. Sheffield City Council’s stuck sites programme won the RTPI Yorkshire Award for Planning Excellence 2017 in a ceremony held in Hull last night. Judges recognised the way the council’s planning team had used legislation to unlock sites for development including Lion ...

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Boeing begins construction on its first European production facility in Sheffield

The future: Boeing Sheffield apprentices on the site of the new factory

12 September 2017 Ceremonial ground-breaking event held at the site of Boeing Sheffield, which will be built alongside the University of Sheffield’s Factory 2050 at its Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) ‘Boeing Sheffield’ is the company’s first production facility in Europe Boeing chose Sheffield based on its longstanding partnership with the AMRC and because of its partnership opportunities, skilled workforce ...

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Sheffield sees highest levels of investment for a generation as Meadowhall application nears

McLaren moving to Sheffield City Region

Sheffield is experiencing the highest level of inward investment interest in a generation, according to Councillor Mazher Iqbal, the Council’s new cabinet member for business and investment. Councillor Iqbal said: “Our success with the likes of McLaren, Boeing, the Sheffield Retail Quarter and New Era Square is grabbing the headlines. “The city’s pipeline of potential new developments is the healthiest ...

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Waterfront festival puts spotlight on canal

Victoria Quays wide view - low res

From Canal & River Trust 25 August 2017 This summer, the city of Sheffield will host its biggest ever Waterfront Festival, thanks to the combined efforts of waterway charity, the Canal & River Trust and Kelham Island Museum. To coincide with this year’s global celebrations for World Rivers Day, the city’s waterfront – from Victoria Quays along the Sheffield & ...

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Award for Heart Of the City developers

The Heart Of The City development

14 July 2017 Manchester-based property developers CTP have won a major honour for their “transformational” Heart of the City development in Sheffield.  CTP, working in conjunction with Sheffield City Council and the U+I Group, triumphed in the Development of the Decade category at Yorkshire Business Insider’s South Yorkshire Property Awards. The judges said: “The Heart of the City development has ...

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Consultation into new sustainability park

Part of the proposed new sustainable innovation park at Claywheels Lane

Residents and businesses are being invited to have their say about plans for a new sustainable industry park close to the River Don.  Sheffield City Council is working with a number of landowners on regeneration plans for the former Union Carbide site on Claywheels Lane, which has been largely derelict for more than 20 years. The meeting, which will take ...

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Stuck sites programme sticks out for judges

The planning team at Sheffield City Council. From left, John Stonard, Jonathan Baker, Khalid Mahmood and Rob Murfin.

A council initiative that is helping to regenerate eyesore and derelict buildings after years of neglect has been named as one of the best schemes in the country. Sheffield City Council received a silver medal for its work in making tough brownfield sites easier to develop into homes at the National Royal Town Planning Institute Awards for Excellence in Planning ...

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Funding unlocks new sustainable industry park

Part of the proposed new sustainable innovation park at Claywheels Lane

13 June 2017 Plans to develop a new green energies park containing a purpose-built steel press can forge ahead thanks to City Region funding. The former Ucar site at Claywheels Lane, semi-derelict for nearly 20 years, can now be transformed into a sustainable industries park, subject to planning permission, by owners AMG as well as accommodating a new state-of-the art ...

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