PICTURES: Sheffield's new Retail Quarter begins to take shape

The first core has risen with the help of five cranes.
The first core has risen with the help of five cranes.
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Construction is now well underway on Charter Square as the first phase of Sheffield's new Retail Quarter begins.

The demolition of the Grosvenor House Hotel has finally finished, paving the way for a new six-storey office block to take its place.


A range of ground floor shop and restaurant units will be built, with the offices housing HSBC.


A redesigning of Charter Square will replace the roundabout and associated subways with a single road and a pedestrianised area featuring cafes.


The council is hoping the new work will 'enhance the current environment', with a new cycle path and pavement on Charter Square.


The new building is set to be completed by early 2019.

The cranes tower over the city.

The cranes tower over the city.


The second phase of development will see buildings Barkers Pool being demolished, and the construction of units including a new multi-storey car park and department store.


A planning application for the second phase has yet to be submitted.

View of the site from ground level.

View of the site from ground level.

With the Grosvenor House Hotel's demolition completed, construction begins.

With the Grosvenor House Hotel's demolition completed, construction begins.