Work under way to turn former pub into luxury furniture and lighting store

Refurbishment works at the former Scottish Queen public house are now underway, with new owner Nest appointing contractors to turn the site into a luxury furniture and lighting retail destination.

A landmark building at the heart of phase one of Sheffield’s Park Hill redevelopment, which once housed one of the four original onsite pubs, the Scottish Queen spans 3,500 sq ft.

Nest’s CEO and founder, Christian Hawley, is overseeing the project, with contractors including Sheffield’s Maquina Architects, Pontefract-based flooring specialist, Milestone Group, Wakefield-based Quadrant Inspections and South Yorkshire heating and ventilation firm Airmaster Air Conditioning.

Hawley said he was confident that they would be able to replicate Nest’s ethos and aesthetic within the new space.

The concept for the showroom has visualised by interior designer, Harriet Paterson. It will feature an open-plan kitchen area, supplied courtesy of Sheffield-based Concept Interiors Ltd.

Other Sheffield suppliers and contractors delivering the project include electrician New Phase LED, IDAQ Networks, Steven Slack Joinery Services, and Croft Security.

Hawley said: “The industrial interior of the Scottish Queen perfectly encapsulates Sheffield’s history, while the breath-taking’ views over the city centre provides the business with excellent display and photoshoot opportunities.

“It is very important to us that we make the most of the space, and complement it with the design of the interior, and so we have invested a lot of time into perfecting the group of contractors that will help us to deliver on this project.

“Now that work is underway, we anticipate it will take around two to three months to complete, opening at the end of November.

“We are very much looking forward to seeing the space transformed, and to welcoming clients from across the country to our new design destination.”

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