Construction milestone at city centre redevelopment

The latest phase of Sheffield’s Heart of the City scheme celebrated a key construction milestone this week — with the steel topping out on the new mixed-use developments on Pinstone Street.

The steel structure reaching its highest point marks an important moment for the redevelopment project.

Pinstone Street’s newest developments are the second phase of the scheme to be constructed. Set to be fully completed in 2021, Isaacs Building will house nearly 40,000 sq ft of Grade A office space.

52 apartments and four townhouses will be next to Isaacs Building, incorporating Laycock House and Burgess House.

And this development will also include Athol House, which will offer a small amount of workspace.

Designed by Leonard Design Architects, both buildings will feature complementary retail and food and drink units on the ground floor and combine contemporary new architecture with sympathetically restored Victorian façades on Pinstone Street.

Councillor Mazher Iqbal, cabinet member for business and investment at Sheffield City Council, said: “As this new phase of development tops out on Pinstone Street, we really are beginning to see our new Heart of the City take shape.

“This milestone marks a significant moment for the scheme as we continue to deliver regeneration of real quality and impact, providing a new range of leisure, retail, residential, office spaces and new public realm.”

Andrew Davison, project director at Queensberry, said: “The high-quality residential apartments and Grade A office space featured within this development will be key in attracting people back into the city centre – creating a thriving new hub for everyone to enjoy.”

Cliff Wheatley, managing director of Galliford Try North East and Yorkshire, added: “I congratulate the team on their hard work in reaching this significant milestone despite the considerable challenges they have faced this year with the pandemic.

“Heart of the City is a fantastic project for us to be working on, revitalising this part of Sheffield, and we look forward to working with all the stakeholders to finish the job and produce a scheme we can all be proud of.”