Sheffield city centre 'vibrant and buzzing' again as shoppers return in their droves

After months resembling a ghost town, Sheffield city centre once again feels ‘reinvigorated’ after shoppers leapt at the chance to return to their favourite stores.

By Robert Cumber
Monday, 15th June 2020, 2:29 pm
Updated Monday, 15th June 2020, 4:01 pm

These photos taken by Adam Murray, managing director of Sheffield planning consultany Urbana Town Planning, show big crowds in the city centre today, Monday, June 15.

He said: “A city should be vibrant and buzzing. Today that feeling is returning, and it feels reinvigorating, as some normality resumes.”

Shoppers return to Sheffield city centre as non-essential stores reopen (pic: Adam Murray)

Non-essential shops had been closed since the lockdown began on March 23 but were allowed to open provided social distancing measures are in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Diane Jarvis, manager of Sheffield Business Improvement District (BID), said: “It’s important we do get the economy restarted while still balancing that with the requirements around public health.

“These businesses really do need a boost now and they really need to get back to trading as quickly as possible but in a safe manner.”

Shoppers return to Sheffield city centre as non-essential stores reopen (pic: Adam Murray)
Shoppers return to Sheffield city centre as non-essential stores reopen (pic: Adam Murray)