New hotel and steakhouse coming to Sheffield city centre
Plans for a 20-bed hotel in Sheffield city centre have taken a big step forward after a hospitality chain bought the building.
Mitchells & Butlers snapped up the former Halifax bank on the corner of Surrey and Norfolk streets. As well as a hotel, it will open a Miller & Carter Steakhouse in the premises.
The Star broke news of the £2.36m project last year.
A Mitchells & Butlers spokeswoman confirmed they had completed the purchase of the site.
She added: “We plan to develop it into our premium steakhouse brand, Miller & Carter Steakhouse, and a 20-bed hotel.
“We are excited at the prospect of bringing Miller & Carter to Sheffield city centre and will provide an update on when development work will commence as soon as our programme is confirmed.”
The handsome heritage building dates back to 1893. It has stood empty since 2017.
The company was granted planning permission in March 2020, just before lockdown.
Documents show the hotel will be an Innkeeper’s Collection lodge, all 20 bedrooms will be ensuite. There will be no parking. The restaurant is set to have 187 ‘covers’ - the number of people that can be accommodated per sitting - on the ground floor and basement.
Some 48 full time jobs will be created.
The firm states: “The restaurant will attract additional footfall to this part of the retail core and improve the city centre’s tourism offer.”
Historic Surrey Street boasts the Grade I-listed Town Hall and six Grade II-listed buildings including the Central Library, Channing Hall, The Graduate pub, numbers 67 and 69 and Leader House.