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Here’s the latest Heart of the City II Blocks to get the green light

Posted by: Ashley Birch
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An artist's impression of the new-look Laycock House

Laycock House and the Pepper Pot have been given the go ahead, giving the city-centre ‘a mix of high-quality retail, residential and office space to be proud of’, according to councillors

As phase one of Sheffield’s Heart of the City II moves towards completion, the next two blocks (B and C) in the city-centre regeneration scheme were granted approval at a planning committee meeting.

 

The proposals for Block B and Block C were originally presented at public consultation events back in September 2018 and submitted to the local planning authority in November 2018.

 

Artist impression for the new-look Pepper Pot

 

Block B and Block C front on to Pinstone Street and the approved designs, drawn up by Leonard Design Architects, include retaining the attractive Victorian façades of the existing buildings, whilst redeveloping and expanding the structures behind them.

 

Councillor Mazher Iqbal, Cabinet Member for Business and Investment at Sheffield City Council, said: “We are extremely pleased to have secured the go ahead on Blocks B and C of this significant scheme. The two blocks will transform the Pinstone Street retail scene and add more much-needed quality office space and new homes.

 

“The Council and our strategic development partner Queensberry would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to submit constructive comments on the plans and help influence the direction of the final design.

 

“With HSBC’s new flagship Sheffield office and the Charter Square public realm nearing completion, as well as the recently announced US investment in Block F, we are starting to see some real momentum across the Heart of the City II scheme. The city centre will soon have a new district boasting a mix of high-quality retail, residential and office space to be proud of.”

 

Artist impression for the new-look Pepper Pot

 

Paul Sargent, Chief Executive of Queensberry, said: “This keeps the Heart of the City scheme on track and delivery of the overall masterplan proposals we announced early last year with Sheffield City Council.

 

“A contractor to work across both Block B and Block C is set to be announced in the next few weeks and work on site is likely to start this summer, with completion expected by the end of 2020.

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