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Groundbreaking ceremony marks the start of construction of new HSBC office

Council chief executive John Mothersole and COO of HSBC James Emmett break the ground on phase one of the Sheffield Retail Quarter

9 May 2017 Construction has begun on HSBC’s new office in the Sheffield Retail Quarter, with the important milestone marked by a ground breaking ceremony attended by James Emmett, Chief Operating Officer (COO) at HSBC Bank plc. Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council, and John Mothersole, chief executive  of SCC were also in attendance at the ceremony which was also attended by ...

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Parkwood: Deadline extended after strong interest in former Ski Village site

Mountain biker at Parkwood Springs. Photo by Duncan Philpott.

A very strong demand in investors expressing an interest to develop Parkwood, incorporating the former Ski Village site, has led to Sheffield City Council agreeing to a short extension for potential investors to finalise their proposals. The Council is hoping to receive a number of initial bids which will be evaluated as part of Sheffield’s Outdoor City and wider regeneration ...

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Regeneration of Gleadless Valley

Gleadless Valley, 1963

30 March 2017 A £515,000 masterplan will be developed to help regenerate Gleadless Valley, after a successful council funding bid. Sheffield City Council bid for the extra money from the Government to develop plans to improve the estate, built in the 1950s and 1960s, and once hailed for its design and quality. The work will focus on improving the quality ...

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New designs on historic Sheaf Field river plans

An initial artist impression of how the Sheaf Field area could look

27 March 2017 Plans to uncover some of Sheffield’s rich riverside history at Castlegate are moving forward thanks to new funding from the Environment Agency. The Environment Agency has awarded Sheffield City Council £50,000 funding to develop designs for Sheaf Field, which could ultimately see the River Sheaf de-culverted as it passes part of the former Castle Market site. The ...

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BAM will develop first phase of new Sheffield Retail Quarter

An artist's impression of the new HSBC block

22 March 2017 Sheffield City Council has confirmed BAM’s role in helping to develop the City’s ambitious Sheffield Retail Quarter (SRQ). An Sheffield City Council spokesperson said: “Bam has been selected as the main contractor for the first phase of the Sheffield Retail Quarter, which includes a new city centre location for HSBC and associated retail and business units, and are currently ...

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Ebenezer crowd-pleaser catches judges’ attention

The new-look Ebenezer Chapel  in Shalesmoor

15 February 2017 A run-down former Methodist chapel, the site of a derelict working man’s club and a grade two listed industrial works have all been transformed with the help of Sheffield City Council’s planning enforcement team. Now judges have shortlisted the Council’s work on so-called Stuck Sites across the city for a coveted Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) award ...

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The hidden rivers of Sheffield under our feet

Matilda Street Park

The council’s head of city regeneration, Simon Ogden, who is also chair of the Sheffield Waterways Strategy Group, has written a piece about the hidden rivers of Sheffield, inspired by a strange opening that appeared in a Sheffield car park last week. “If Sheffield residents were curious about the existence of hidden rivers coursing beneath their feet they could head ...

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Shoppers returning to Moor Market

Moor Market, Sheffield

4 January 2017 Another successful year looks to be in store for Sheffield’s Moor Market, with latest figures showing a six per cent increase in shoppers in 2016, compared to 2015. Last year was a great year for the market, which is home to more than 90 independent traders, with almost three million shopping visits for the year as a ...

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Extra funding to encourage thousands of new homes

Sheffield city skyline, photo by Martin Bouchier

11 November 2016 Sheffield City Council has won an extra £675,000 Government funding to encourage more house building and regeneration. The council is topping up funding to create a £1.3 million scheme which will make brownfield land, previously used for industry or commerce, more attractive to developers. It aims to attract more private investment and public funds to encourage more ...

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Porter Brook Pocket Park wins prestigious Living Waterways Award

Porter Brook Pocket Park

15 September 2016 Sheffield’s Porter Brook Pocket Park project was announced as the Winner in the ‘Contribution to the Built Environment’ category at the 2016 Living Waterways Awards ceremony, held at Birmingham Town Hall last night (14 September 2016). Launched by the Canal & River Trust in February, and sponsored by Kier, Arcadis, CPC Civils and Fountains, the Living Waterways ...

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Sheffield city development gathers pace

Wednesday 17 December 2014 Sheffield City Council is now seeking to engage with a strategic development partner to help deliver the much-anticipated new retail quarter in the city centre. This brings plans closer to realisation and on target to deliver the first phase of a new scheme during 2019. The announcement comes after six months of intensive work with a ...

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9 June 2014 MAJOR BOOST FOR SHEFFIELD’S NEW RETAIL QUARTER A significant decision to take Sheffield’s New Retail Quarter forward to become a reality has been taken this week. The Council is committed to moving the New Retail Quarter scheme forward and has set out an ambitious programme that targets completion in 2019 with any remaining phases being completed in ...

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New homes will complete the jigsaw

Work on the last piece in the jigsaw of the regeneration of Norfolk Park in Sheffield has begun, paving the way for the building of up to 69 new homes. Demolition on an empty row of 1960s shops on Park Grange Drive is under way and due to be completed by the end of this month. The site will then ...

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Scheme set to give Spital Hill a boost

Sheffield City Council is looking to launch a new scheme to improve one of Sheffield’s District Shopping Centres. The programme is part of the wider regeneration of the Spital Hill area and will contribute to the overall attraction and confidence in the area by improving the streetscene, helping boost the image and reputation of the centre and encouraging private investment ...

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