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Competition: Heart of the City II, Sheffield

Leonard Design Architects' Heart of the City II Sheffield
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Sheffield City Council (SCC) is recruiting architects for an £85 million pair of landmark mixed-use regeneration schemes

The two winning teams will each design a block within the city’s £470 million Heart of the City II development, masterplanned by Leonard Design, for the 7ha area between Barker’s Pool, Pinstone Street and Charter Row.

The first £1.3 million-to-£1.5 million contract involves a major new £45 million hotel, residential, office and retail scheme known as Block A, overlooking the Peace Gardens and Sheffield Town Hall. The second £1.2 million-to-£1.4 million contract covers a £40 million retail, food and beverage, and leisure complex nearby.

In its brief, the council says: ‘Following the appointment of Queensberry as strategic development partner to SCC in 2016, over the course of 2017 and early 2018 an overarching masterplan was developed for the Heart of the City II scheme.

‘The masterplan was formally approved for implementation by SCC at cabinet level in February 2018. Block A is a key gateway to the scheme with frontage to Pinstone Street/Peace Gardens and Barkers Pool. Block H is regarded as the commercial heart of the masterplan with key linkages and connections to all other elements of the masterplan and Sheffield city centre.’

Named after the River Sheaf, Sheffield is the third largest metropolitan area in England with more than 1.5 million inhabitants. Heart of the City II will deliver around 140,000m2 of retail, leisure, office and housing in the centre of the settlement.

The mega project will redevelop eight large city centre blocks, located a short distance from Sheffield Station and Sheffield Hallam University, over the next six years. A new HSBC office block by Leonard Design is already under construction as part of the scheme.

The latest tenders cover blocks A and H within the masterplan. The first 15,937m2 project will create a new hotel, retail, residential and office complex on Pinstone Street overlooking the Peace Gardens.

The second 12,825m2 scheme will create a new retail, food and beverage, and leisure complex on land between Cambridge and Carver streets next to the city’s John Lewis store.

The deadline for applications is midday, 5 November.

How to apply

View the Block A contract notice and Block H contract notice for more information

Contact details

Lisa Oxley
Sheffield City Council
Capital Delivery Service
Level 3, East Wing, Moorfoot
S1 4PL

Tel: +44 1142736215
Email: lisa.oxley@sheffield.gov.uk 

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