New plans for the first phase of the Sheffield Retail Quarter have just been announced and a four week consultation period will now run until August 9th. The first phase will focus on the site of the Grosvenor Hotel which is due to start being demolished within weeks.
We find it encouraging that the footprint of this first phase is respecting existing street lines, with some changes to the adjacent road layout in Charter Square, and there is a comment in the text that suggests movement towards this as a policy now. It will be interesting to see how this plays out in later phases.
There is a public drop-in session being held on Monday 25 July 2016 at 3.30pm-7:30pm at The Art House, 8 Backfields, Sheffield, S1 4HJ. Interestingly, this location is precisely the kind of infill architecture attached to quality older heritage assets that we advocate and think could be done far more in the coming regeneration projects.
Click below for more information about the councils plans, and if you can - be sure to go and have a look at The Art House on Monday