Fresh proposals for landmark Sheffield building

Pictured in Sheffield City Centre the old Post Office
Pictured in Sheffield City Centre the old Post Office
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THE faded grandeur of Sheffield’s former head post office could be given a new lease of life under plans submitted to council chiefs.

Owners of the Grade II listed building at Fitzalan Square, built around 100 years ago and derelict for more than a decade, have applied for planning permission for ‘change of use from post office to educational establishment’.

No comments have yet been submitted about the application and a date has not yet been set for when a decision will be made on whether the project should go ahead.

Ben Otter, of Axis Architecture, based on North Church Street, which has submitted the planning application, said: “The application has been submitted ahead of a series of full planning applications and is about securing the type of use required.

“Previous plans for the site have included change of use into a hotel, which was approved.”

Mr Otter said that use for educational purposes would fit in with nearby buildings such as Sheffield Hallam University’s city centre campus, off Arundel Gate.

Mr Otter said the change of use application was being made on behalf of the site’s owner, an investment company.

But he added details of the ‘other parties’ involved would be revealed in the coming weeks.