This is when major Sheffield city centre development is set for completion

Visitors to Sheffield city centre will have noticed the major development taking shape on Pinstone Street, near the Peace Gardens.

Friday, 13th March 2020, 3:02 pm
Updated Friday, 13th March 2020, 4:43 pm

The striking façade of the old Pepperpot building has been stabilised, after the rooms behind it were ripped down, as work enters the next phase.

Sheffield Council has now issued an update on progress at the site, which is a key part of the £500 million Heart of the City II master plan to transform the city centre.

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Blocks B and C of the £500m Heart of the City II development in Sheffield city centre will include more than 20,000 sq ft of retail units, nearly 40,000 sq ft of workspace and 52 apartments

Between them, the two blocks opposite the new HSBC offices will contain more than 20,000 sq ft of shopping units, workspaces totalling nearly 40,000 sq ft and 52 apartments once complete.

Planning approval was granted in March 2019, demolition work finished at the end of last year and builder Galliford Try has now started on the groundworks, with completion scheduled for mid 2021.

A council spokeswoman said: "With the new buildings not yet out of the ground, we wouldn’t expect to have retail occupiers signed up at this stage.

Blocks B and C of the £500m Heart of the City II development in Sheffield city centre will include more than 20,000 sq ft of retail units, nearly 40,000 sq ft of workspace and 52 apartments

"We can, however, confirm that retail interest in Heart of the City II is strong, evidenced by the recent openings of Monki, Weekday and Marmadukes, and we are also receiving enquiries for the office space.

"We look forward to making further announcements in the coming months."

Heart of the City II will cover 1.5 million sq ft of land between between Pinstone Street, Barker's Pool and The Moor, and will include shops, luxury hotels, offices, apartments, leisure venues and a high-end food hall.

Blocks B and C of the £500m Heart of the City II development in Sheffield city centre will include more than 20,000 sq ft of retail units, nearly 40,000 sq ft of workspace and 52 apartments