RETRO: Sheffield’s luxury Hallam Tower Hotel, then and now

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It was once the pride of Sheffield; the most glamorous and desirable place to stay in the whole city.

Today, it’s fair to say the Hallam Tower building which once played host to the Hallam Tower Hotel has seen better days.

And those better days were between 1965 and 2004, when the hotel was in fulls wing.

The hotel was one of the first such venues built since the end of the Second World War, constructed in 1963 at a cost of £1million. The building boasted 136 bedrooms across eleven floors, employing over 140 staff and occupying three and a half acres in total.

By 1986, the building had changed to the Hallam Tower Post House Hotel, with a £750,000 refurbishment.

Its new gym suite was opened in 1987 by Sheffield Wednesday manager Howard Wilkinson and boxer Herol Graham.

In various other guises, the hotel became Forte Crest Sheffield, Posthouse Sheffield and in 2001, Holiday Inn Sheffield West.

The hotel closed in 2004 and the building sold for more than £6million.

Since then, various redevelopment proposals to turn it into residential accommodation have been mooted, but none became a reality.

In 2015, The Star reported the building will be demolished for a set of luxury apartments costing £300,000 apiece, as well as £495,000 homes you can design yourself.

The Hallam Tower Hotel today in its run down state.

The Hallam Tower Hotel today in its run down state.