Plans for new Sheffield city-centre hotel, bar and restaurantPosted by: Ashley Birch
Concept House, behind the Moorfoot Building, was the former home of the Sheffield’s tax office operations
Despite calls from Sheffield Heeley MP Louise Haigh to stop Sheffield’s tax office on Young Street being moved 37 miles up the road to Leeds, the building is currently used as rentable office space.
However, that could be about to change as Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Plc have submitted plans to Sheffield City Council to transform Concept House into a new hotel with ground floor bar and restaurant.
The proposals seek to create 161 rooms across the upper six floors, which is currently office space, turning the ground floor into a bar and restaurant ‘independent of the hotel.’
If plans are approved, the basement, which is currently used as a car park, would also become an independent gym.
The building’s T-shape design will largely remain un-altered, although the application seeks ‘window replacement with dark grey infill panel sections’ and ‘new dark grey cladding’ on the outer walls
In the application’s design and access statement, developers state: “The layout of the scheme has taken into account the specific characteristics of the building and the standard requirements for hotel development.
“All of the rooms have been designed to provide suitable levels of natural light within all of the hotel rooms.”
A decision on these plans is expected in the coming months.