A seal of approval for restored Sheffield works

Baroness Andrews who is Chair of English Heritage takes a look around Joel's Yard in Netherthorpe Sheffield, with architect Giles Procter and Trevor Mitchell

Baroness Andrews who is Chair of English Heritage takes a look around Joel's Yard in Netherthorpe Sheffield, with architect Giles Procter and Trevor Mitchell

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A SET of historic Sheffield buildings which have been the focus of a major restoration project received a visit from the head of conservation body English Heritage as the work nears completion.

The Grade II* listed Joel’s Yard, on Well Meadow Street, was once a busy cutlery works before it fell into disrepair.

Developer Anthony Sanella – also behind the revamp of Crystal nightclub on Carver Street – is transforming the area into flats with the help of a £200,000 grant from English Heritage.

During a visit to the site, Baroness Kay Andrews, chair of English Heritage, praised Mr Sanella’s efforts.

“It’s so important to restore these fragile parts of Sheffield,” she said.

Mr Sanella is about to begin work on a similar project next door in North Yard, which features a crucible shop, forge and cutler’s smithy.

The baroness also visited Park Hill and Manor Lodge.

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