The First Phase of the Sheffield Retail Quarter
This new development will bring forward the first phase of the Sheffield Retail Quarter, a brand new office building with retail space, restaurant space and new public realm.
The development includes approximately 15,000 sq m of office space and 6,000 sq m of retail and restaurant space.
HSBC is one of Sheffield’s largest private sector employers. This blue chip company has recently announced its preference to relocate from its existing offices, Hoyle Street and Griffin House, to this site within the Sheffield Retail Quarter, in the heart of the city centre.
The relocation of such a large number of high quality jobs to the city centre will reinvigorate the area and provide a major boost to the wider delivery of the Sheffield Retail Quarter. Demolition of the Grosvenor Hotel block has begun. Once completed construction is due to start in early 2017 with completion of the building in early 2019.
This will be a landmark development at the heart of the Sheffield Retail Quarter.
The strong architectural style has been designed to complement the existing cluster of high quality new offices in this part of the city centre and provide new retail and restaurant accommodation with high quality public spaces.
- This building has been designed to respond to a significant level change of around 6m across the site. It will be five or six storeys depending on which part of the site the building is viewed from. The south corner at the junction of Pinstone Street and Furnival Gate steps down by a storey to respond to it being at the lowest point of the site.
- The building has been carefully designed to respect the surrounding street patterns, as well as create strong links through and around the area to better connect existing parts of the city.
- The proportions and material choice will help the building relate to the scale of the surrounding buildings, particularly the existing buildings on Pinstone Street
This phase of development is being brought forward by Sheffield City Council in advance of the rest of the scheme. The Council recognises the importance of HSBC to the city and the catalyst that this development will provide to the delivery of the wider scheme. Subsequent phases of the Retail Quarter will be developed in partnership with Strategic Development Partner, Queensberry.