These are the first images of the 80,000m2 retail-led Sevenstone quarter for Sheffield city centre.
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Developer Hammerson has assembled an assortment of practices to deliver the 8ha development, including Foreign Office Architects, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, Hawkins\Brown, BDP, Pick Everard, Stiff + Trevillion and landscape architect Gillespies.
The scheme will also include a gold-coloured building by Foreign Office offshoot Acme Space, and a flagship 26,000m2 John Lewis department store designed by Dublin-based practice O’Donnell + Tuomey.
Five years in the making, the two-phase project will create more than 100 shops and 250 flats. The first shops are expected to open in 2011.
Carolyn Kenney, the project director at Hammerson, said: ‘We have been working on this for about five years – initially as a feasibility with BDP.
‘We then drew up a longlist of architects, before whittling them down, asking each individual party for their feedback on the masterplan. They have all had a contributing effect on the bigger picture.’
She added: ‘We were very keen to include smaller, exciting practices and not just go for all the usual big names.
‘This scheme will give Sheffield a retail offer which it simply hasn’t had before.’
Foreign Office, Hawkins\Brown and fellow stars reveal Sheffield development