Developer unveils plans for offices and flats in Sheffield to tackle loneliness during the pandemic

A developer has snapped up two buildings in Sheffield to create offices and flats that ‘tackle loneliness during the pandemic’.

Tuesday, 2nd February 2021, 12:30 pm
The block on Norfolk Street will become offices

The former post office building on the corner of Norfolk and Charles streets in the city centre will be turned into offices. And the Aircraft and Commercial tools building on the corner of South Parade and Bowling Green Street in trendy Kelham Island will be converted into commercial units and private apartments.

York-based developer Grantside says they will both include features to ‘ensure they are successful in a post-Covid world’.

The Norfolk Street building will become a ‘Grade A’ office block with roof terraces and will have ‘sustainability at its core’.

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The Kelham island building will have shared facilities, including in the flats where it is called ‘co-living’ and tenants share a kitchen and lounge.

Grantside chief executive Steve Davis said it would help tackle loneliness during the pandemic.

He added: “Both these sites can help Sheffield continue its progress as a forward thinking and ambitious city and will include features to ensure they are successful in the post-Covid world.

“There is still a place for modern offices to encourage collaborative and creative working from businesses and our Bowling Green Street project will offer a new concept in living and working, which we feel there is an appetite for in a modern, ambitious city such as Sheffield.”

The old tool factory in Kelham Island will become commercial units and flats.

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