Sheffield’s flagship hotel development gets underway as construction firm is appointed
Work on Sheffield’s flagship hotel at the heart of the city centre has begun.
Construction firm McLaughlin & Harvey, which worked on the recent renovation of The Moor, has been appointed for Radisson Blu hotel development on Pinstone Street which is part of the Heart of the City programme.
The council hopes the arrival of the hotel will help attract new business opportunities to the city, while raising its profile as ‘a major destination for business and travel’.
An upmarket rooftop bar and terrace is also planned for the hotel, with views over the Peace Gardens.
Councillor Terry Fox, Leader of Sheffield City Council, said: “We are excited to see construction work on the Radisson Blu site get underway. We believe that the arrival of Radisson Blu – a brand of real quality and prestige – will be key to the ongoing rejuvenation of our city centre and will support the city to thrive as part of our post-Covid economic recovery.”
The front end of the hotel, including ground-level retail and restaurant units, will be housed behind the Victorian façades of Palatine Chambers and City Mews on Pinstone Street.
Barker’s Pool House to the rear is to be demolished and replaced with a new adjoining building, which will house the majority of the hotel’s 154 bedrooms.
The phased demolition for Barker’s Pool House is expected to get underway towards the end of June, with the entire programme expected to be compete in summer 2023.
Heart of the City is being delivered by Sheffield Council and its strategic development partner Queensberry.
Andrew Davison, project director at Queensberry, said: “We are very pleased with the appointment of McLaughlin & Harvey and the experience they bring in the construction of hotels. We are also extremely excited to see one the final pieces of Heart of the City get underway and it is a great example of what we are trying to achieve – attracting premium brands and breathing new life into the city of Sheffield.”
Gary Bell, operations director for McLaughlin & Harvey Ltd, said the firm was delighted to have been selected for the scheme.
"We bring the experience from our ever-expanding expertise in the leisure sector and look forward to working with our local supply chain,” he added.