Sectors - Commercial

Plans for Heart of the City II Submitted

Plans have been lodged by Sheffield City Council for the next phase of the Heart of the City II scheme, which includes a cultural destination and a new low carbon office building.

Block H is to be located between Wellington Street, Carver Street and Cambridge Street. The plans aim to create a ‘cultural heart’ for the scheme, combining existing and new architecture, with the proposals being designed by award winning architects’ practice Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios.

Proposals for the Cambridge Street Collective, which will sit behind Henry’s Corner and Bethel Sunday School on Cambridge Street, will include a large, industrial-style space for food and drink, and entertainment uses. The historic building front will be retained and adapted to bring them back into use, with a new structure added behind, which will be designed to compliment the older architecture.

There will also be shops, a bar and restaurant, and an upper level leisure space. The existing Bethel Chapel building will also be renovated, with plans for this to be transformed into a live entertainment venue.

Next to Cambridge Street Collective, there will be a visually striking low-carbon office building, the new premises aim to provided around 70,000 sq ft of Grade A office space over seven floors, with shops, restaurants and cafes occupying the ground floor.

Cabinet Minister for Business and Investment at Sheffield City Council, Cllr Mazher Iqbal said: “The submission of the planning applications follows over six weeks of public consultation, where local residents, businesses and interest groups participated and shared their thoughts. The comments and insights we received have helped us to further shape these proposals, and I would like to personally thank all who provided their views.

“There’s no doubt that these are unsettling times for all of us, including many city centre businesses. Whilst it is critical for us to help our businesses with immediate challenges, it is also vital that we continue to build a strong and resilient city centre that is fit for the future. The delivery of Heart of the City II is central to those efforts.”

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