Sheffield’s steel heritage recognised in revamp of The Moor

New look: An artist's impression of how the kiosks on The Moor would look after the street is revamped.
New look: An artist's impression of how the kiosks on The Moor would look after the street is revamped.
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SWISH new stainless steel and glass retail and food kiosks could replace market stalls as part of further improvements to The Moor.

Plans are being considered at a meeting of Sheffield Council’s planning board on Monday for three kiosks in the centre of the Sheffield shopping street alongside other improvements such as repaving and reconstruction of shops.

Proposals have already been approved to rebuild the block across the road from Debenhams at the top of the street, formerly McDonald’s.

A report to the planning board by council officers, who recommend approval, states: “The three kiosks will provide retail and/or cafe space.

“The design of the structures is considered to be of a high standard, with the use of quality materials such as stainless steel being very welcome.”

Two of the kiosks would be 137 sq metres and one 304 sq metres.

Ranald Phillips, director at Ashcroft, consultants for The Moor’s owner, financial organisation Scottish Widows, said: “The kiosks are designed to provide added interest to the retail in the upgraded Moor.

“They are an integral part of the development and will play a significant part to the improvement of the public realm, which is due to start in June this year.

“The design is intended to reflect Sheffield’s steel heritage and also recognises The Moor as part of the designated steel route through the city centre.

“Sheffield deserves a better city centre shopping environment.

“The new vision for The Moor means regeneration from top to bottom, with a rolling programme of providing modern retail space, a clean and attractive public realm and, of course, the new market building.

“This is a high quality retail scheme for the city and it will provide the people of South Yorkshire with much improved and needed facilities.”

Market stalls on The Moor will be relocated to outside the new market hall further down the street, set to open at the end of next year to replace Castle Market.