Sunday, October 25, 2020

Sheffield’s Heart of the City II scheme moves forward

Sheffield’s Heart of the City II continues to move forward with work at Leah’s Yard getting underway.

Local construction firm, RF Joinery, has begun essential structural works on the listed Leah’s Yard building on Cambridge Street this week.

A Grade II Listed building, Leah’s Yard is viewed as an important part of Sheffield’s industrial heritage and houses a collection of small, former manufacturing workshops.

As part of the transformational Heart of the City II scheme, Sheffield City Council and its Strategic Development Partner, Queensberry, are undertaking preliminary works to bring the derelict building back into a usable condition.

The work will include significant structural reinforcement, roof repairs and new windows — ensuring the building is once again watertight.

While the long-term vision for Leah’s Yard is still at an early stage, there is a genuine desire to see the workshops reimagined as creative ‘makers’ hubs with a distinct Sheffield identity.

A number of credible submissions have been received in response to a call for expressions of interest, and a shortlisting process is now getting underway.

Leah’s Yard sits within Block H of Heart of the City II, which will be the cultural and social anchor of the scheme, combining existing and new architecture to create a destination which is uniquely Sheffield.

Adjoining Leah’s Yard, the plans for another element of Block H on Cambridge Street – which will include a food hall or similar social offer, a live entertainment venue and a new outdoor square – received planning approval last week.

“We are attempting to retain a lot of attractive heritage across the Heart of the City II scheme, while also ensuring we create new spaces that are usable and sustainable to the local economy,” said Councillor Mazher Iqbal, Cabinet Member for Business and Investment at Sheffield City Council.

“Leah’s Yard is a particularly special part of the Heart of the City II project. It has a great story within our city and bringing it back to its former glory was always high on our list of priorities.

“It’s an exciting challenge and more detailed plans will be unveiled in due course. However, we truly believe that Leah’s Yard — alongside the newly approved plans for the neighbouring Cambridge Street Collective and Bethel Chapel — will help create a new cultural and social focal point in the city centre.”

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