Saturday, July 11, 2020

£3.5m upgrade begins on iconic Sheffield office building

Knight Frank is managing a £3.5 million refurbishment programme for one of Sheffield’s most iconic central office buildings.

The building consultancy team at the company’s Sheffield office is overseeing the comprehensive alteration works at the eight-storey Fountain Precinct for owners, the Kames Property Income Fund.

Improvements include new landscaping on the approach, changes to the spacious entrance reception, a collaborative Work Lounge with informal and cafe-style meeting spaces and external terrace, while refurbished office spaces will benefit from new air conditioning and LED lighting. A new retail/restaurant unit is also to be constructed.

The refurbishment is being carried out by contractor Office Principles North Limited and is expected to be completed in Q2 2020.

Jonathan Ingleby, partner and head of the Building Consultancy team at Knight Frank in Sheffield, said: “Our role in building consultancy is project managing the multi-million pound refurbishment and alteration works which has now started. Overall completion is anticipated for May next year.

“Improvements to the office suites will include new suspended ceilings with LED lighting throughout, new air conditioning and new finishes expected of a high quality CAT A office refurbishment.  In addition to the traditional CAT A office refurbishment works, an “urban feel exposed services” option is to be provided comprising an exposed structural soffit and service installations.

“These are exciting changes for one of Sheffield’s best known buildings.”

Knight Frank is also joint letting agent with CPP on the available 34,000 sq ft of office accommodation in the 100,000 sq ft building situated next to Sheffield City Hall at Barker’s Pool.

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