Landmark 1970s office block in Sheffield city centre could become apartments

A Sheffield city centre office block could be converted into apartments but there are very sketchy details about what is actually planned.

Monday, 14th June 2021, 1:05 pm

The seven storey Furnival House on the corner of Eyre Street and Furnival Gate could be transformed into 70 residential units.

While most city centre developments have architects’ reports and 3D graphics, this application has barely any details.

It has been submitted by Vinesh Aggarwal of Walsall who says: “It is considered that any transport and highways impacts will be negligible as tenants will not be considered to be eligible for any parking provisions or use of private motor vehicles unless for special needs. This arrangement will form part of all tenancy agreements and leases.

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The office block.

“No flood risk exists. A noise survey will be carried out and any recommendations will be incorporated into the detailed design of the works.”

South Yorkshire Police was asked to review the application so it could advise on how to make the building safe and secure but has struggled to comment.

It says: “The information in this planning application is limited in detail. Any further details such as the design and access statement and any other relevant details should be forwarded to South Yorkshire Police at the earliest convenience so comment can be made prior to full planning consent being granted.”

The blue glass fronted building dates back to the 1970s and office accommodation is still advertised to rent.

Planning officers are considering the application, which can be viewed here