Demolition of Sheffield’s Edwardian wing of the Jessop hospital almost complete

The final remains of the old Jessop Wing on Leavygreave Road in Sheffield are knocked down
The final remains of the old Jessop Wing on Leavygreave Road in Sheffield are knocked down
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A gap in Sheffield’s sky-line is all that’s left of one the city’s most historic buildings.

The Edwardian wing of the former Jessop Hospital, off Broad Lane in the city centre, has been mostly demolished in the two weeks since clearing the site began.

The final remains of the old Jessop Wing in Sheffield are knocked down

The final remains of the old Jessop Wing in Sheffield are knocked down

Bulldozers and cranes remain hard at work pulling down the Grade II listed building and preparing the area.

Work is set to start on an £80 million state-of-the-art engineering block for The University of Sheffield later this year.

The development was opposed by campaigners who fought to save the site and wanted it to be incorporated into the new building.

But after months of petitions and protests, they lost a bid for a judicial review and the building was able to be demolished.

A spokesman for The University of Sheffield said: “Demolition of the Jessop Edwardian extension is under way.

“Over the next few weeks the focus will be on preparing the site for the first stage of the development of the new building.”

The Jessop East development is expected to attract around 1,000 extra engineering students to the university.