Sheffield’s newest landmark building is already dividing opinion

The new Tesco building on Saville Street, Sheffield

The new Tesco building on Saville Street, Sheffield

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THIS is one of Sheffield’s newest landmark buildings - the Tesco superstore on Savile Street which is already dividing opinion in the city.

The 10,000 square metre development on the eastern edge of the city centre will be one of the largest supermarkets in Sheffield.

The site includes a petrol station and a multi-storey car park.

It has attracted criticism from people fearing it will suck away trade from city centre shops, especially traders at the Castle Market.

Now the design of the main building is attracting attention, with some saying it is not worthy of such a prominent site on a key route into the city.

Supporters say it is highly distinctive and is a much needed superstore for the north of the city, which has relatively few similar developments.

The development includes a new public square at Caborn’s Corner, a pedestrianised area on Carlisle Street at the junction of Spital Hill, and office buildings fronting Spital Hill and Savile Street, near the Wicker junction.

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