New rooftop bar and co-working office to open in Heart Of The City II

Posted by: Ashley Birch
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The new rooftop bar in Heart of the City II. From left, Councillor Mazher Iqbal, Andrew Davison from Queensberry, Rebecca Brough and Marc Brough from Staton Young

Sheffield City Council has today announced that vacant offices in 38 Carver Street are set to be transformed into a new brand of serviced offices with public rooftop bar

Property management specialist Staton Young has been selected by Sheffield City Council as operators of an exciting new facility in 38 Carver Street. The developers are hoping that if plans are approved, the ambitious multi use facility, which includes innovative new co-working space and a public rooftop bar, will be ready in time for a summer 2020 opening.


Alto will become a new Sheffield city-centre roof top bar offering a whole host of cocktails and premium drinks, as well as magnificent views across the city’s skyline.

Images from Alto in Nottingham


As well as the roof terrace, they are also working with the Council and its strategic development partner Queensberry, to revive the inside of the five-storey, glass-fronted building, expanding the existing workspace from 26,000 to 32,000 sq ft and creating Cubo, a new style of serviced offices boasting 700 plus desks in a variety of different office spaces.  


Cubo will feature co-working space, private offices, meeting rooms, printing stations, designated desks or memberships for hot-desking, as well as table tennis, football tables and games consoles in the communal areas. There will also be space for yoga and wellness classes, plus free beverages (from tea and coffee, to beer and prosecco). 


Staton Young already has a popular venue of the same name and Marc Brough, Managing Director of Staton Young, told VIBE: “Cubo’s portfolio already includes Nottingham and Derby, and we are extremely excited to expand the brand further. The vibrant and creative city of Sheffield feels like a natural addition.”


The view from the afternoon at the new roof top bar in Carver Street


“We opened our first bar in Derby three years ago, and we then opened Alto in Nottingham last year and it’s gone from strength to strength. The fact that this gave us the opportunity to do another rooftop bar in a city-centre, it kind of all came together.


“We’re not from Sheffield, but one thing that stuck out to us was just how busy Sheffield is, and I’m not just talking about people on the street, generally you can feel that the city is moving, and you don’t get that in every city. We feel like we had to do this now, before it was too late.”


Rebecca Brough of Staton Young added: “We’re really excited and we can’t wait to get started. It’s a fantastic building and it’s going to look brilliant when it’s completed.”


This space on the top floor of 38 Carver Street will become the new bar area


Set for completion in summer 2020, the building sits within a rapidly growing business district that is being transformed through the Heart of the City II project. It is just a stone’s throw from the new public realm at Charter Square and the independent bars and restaurants of the Devonshire Quarter.


Councillor Julie Dore, leader of Sheffield City Council, said: “Heart Of The City is delivering jobs, opportunities and renewed vibrancy to our brilliant city centre. We have always said that we wanted an innovative and creative heart that combines the best in retail, residential and nightlife.


“This scheme will create a truly 21st century office space that suits the way people do business in Sheffield. And a rooftop bar open to the public is a perfect example of a 21st century vision, ensuring that Heart Of The City has an appeal morning, noon and night.”

From left, Councillor Mazher Iqbal, Andrew Davison from Queensberry, Rebecca Brough and Marc Brough from Staton Young


Councillor Mazher Iqbal, Cabinet Member for Business and Investment at Sheffield City Council, added: “We are delighted to announce yet another new business coming into the city. 38 Carver Street is a property with great potential and this exciting plan and will bring something special and unique, boosting both our business and social offer.


“We purposely targeted a modern office operator like Cubo. We hope its emphasis on co-working will provide more opportunities for smaller and start-up companies within the creative and digital industries. It’s another sign that we are delivering the compelling mix of office space, residential and night-life that will put the city head and shoulders above others in the country. In this case, 38 Carver Street will see several uses under one roof bringing a new personality and vibrancy to this building.”


Paul Sargent, Chief Executive at Queensberry, said: “Cubo is exactly the type of operator we want for Sheffield. We’re delivering more than 550,000 sq ft of office space in the city centre and we’re confident we can attract and retain both entrepreneurs and established business. We are also developing brand new homes, hotels, cafés, restaurants and shops. It’s a great time to be located in Sheffield.”

Image from Alto in Nottingham


John Morgan, Director at Leonard Design Architects, said: “It’s been great to help develop this concept. Our team visited innovative coworking spaces in London, New York and Oslo to bring the best elements of each to Cubo in Sheffield. It’s very exciting that another piece of the Heart of the City II masterplan is being brought forward and delivered.”


A planning application has been submitted and terms are close on a 20-year lease between Sheffield City Council and Staton Young.

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