This is what will change in Sheffield city centre during 2020

Sheffield Council has a number of projects in the pipeline to redevelop the city centre this year.

Thursday, 9th January 2020, 4:00 pm
Updated Thursday, 9th January 2020, 4:24 pm

Changes to shopping, housing, culture and landscaping of the city's busiest streets are on the horizon. Here is what to look out for:

Fargate:

The council is bidding for £25 million for the Future High Streets Fund to transform Fargate and the High Street with plans for a greener, busier and more vibrant city centre.

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The City Growth campaign - run in partnership by The Star and the Sheffield city centre Business Improvement District.

A detailed bid is due to be submitted soon.

Over the past few months the council has been in consultation with various stakeholders and the public on what needs to be done.

Castlegate:

One of the most historic parts of Sheffield will continue to see a lot of change.

Fargate in Shefffield city centre

Archaeologists carried out a dig in 2018 and found some treasures including a medieval ear scoop and pottery from the site of Sheffield Castle - which was once the biggest castle in the North of England and where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned. Sheffield University are set to release a detailed report on their findings later this year.

The council also invested in a £5.6 million Grey to Green scheme to liven up the look of the centre and help defend against flooding.

The area has also attracted a number of other developments such as the popular Kommune which opened last year.

Heart of the City II:

One of the biggest investments the city has seen is set to be completed in 2020, with the last two parts of Pinstone Street due to be completed in the next year.

West Bar:

Progress will be made on a £175 million mixed development scheme to boost West Bar, although residents will have to wait until 2025 before it is completely finished.

It sits behind the law courts and will be transformed into a complex including offices, homes, a four-star hotel, shops and restaurants.

Housing:

The council are pushing to make the city centre a housing hotspot while also trying to meet housing demand.

A key part of this includes Park Hill's refurbishment, which will progress with additional apartments, student flats and a landmark art gallery this year.

Councillors will discuss the redevelopment at a meeting on January 14.