A planning application has today been submitted for a luxury city centre hotel on Pinstone Street.
Plans for Radisson Blu Hotel on Pinstone Street
The submitted plans form a key part of the Heart of the City II city centre regeneration project.
If approved, it will give the green light for a large block on Pinstone Street to be redeveloped. The new hotel will occupy a key location, overlooking the Peace Gardens.
Radisson Blu have been selected to operate a stylish four star+ hotel on the site. Beautiful Victorian façades fronting Pinstone Street will be retained.
“We’re delighted to announce that an application has now been submitted for our plans to add a four star+ hotel and rooftop bar to Sheffield city centre. This step marks yet another significant milestone as we continue our progress towards transforming Sheffield’s heart of the city.”Councillor Mazher Iqbal, Cabinet Member for Business and Investment
Hotel design “pays homage to Sheffield’s unique character”
Beyond retaining the façades, the upscale hotel will add a sympathetic roof extension and secondary buildings.
The hotel block will offer a “fresh and contemporary design” whilst “paying homage to Sheffield’s unique character”.
154 hotel rooms will be included in the project. Plans also include modern conferencing facilities, a courtyard area and a rooftop bar and terrace.
Ground floor units will be available for retail, food and beverage units.
“After many months of hard work, we’re pleased that an application for the Block A proposals has now been submitted. A huge amount of effort has gone into developing a fresh and contemporary design for the brand-new hotel, while also paying homage to Sheffield’s unique character.
“These plans will breathe fresh life into Pinstone Street, and we can’t wait to welcome international hotel brand Radisson Blu to Sheffield.”
Andrew Davison, Project Director at Queensberry (Sheffield City Council’s appointed Strategic Development Partner for Heart of the City II)
A new dynamic to the city centre’s social scene
As part of the development a new courtyard area will be established, sited between the two hotel buildings.
Designed by local architects HLM, the courtyard is designed as an enticing social space, featuring public seating and atmospheric lighting.
Additionally, a much anticipated rooftop bar and terrace form part of the plans.
The architects promise “to celebrate Sheffield’s built heritage through a modern reinterpretation of the city’s Victorian architecture”.
“We’ve reached this point in the process after a recent public consultation — throughout which we received a great deal of valuable feedback from local people and stakeholder groups.
“The comments and perspectives shared during the consultation have helped us to successfully shape our proposals and I would like to personally thank everyone who has participated in the process.”Councillor Mazher Iqbal, Cabinet Member for Business and Investment
William Mitchell Frieze to be relocated
Whilst the Victorian façades of Palatine Chambers and City Mews will be retained, Barkers Pool house looks set to be replaced.
As part of the development, the new blocks will also renew Burgess Street with a secondary lobby being built.
The William Mitchell Frieze artwork from Barkers Pool House has already been saved. Sheffield City Council have committed to relocating the work within the Heart of the City II development.
Heart of the City II
The Heart of the City II project is now seen as a key to driving Sheffield’s post-coronavirus recovery.
A block has already been completed, replacing the Grosvenor House Hotel, which is now home to HSBC’s offices and several retailers.
Work is already underway on other blocks in the project. The Heart of the City II development covers a key section of the city centre; forming a triangle between Pinstone Street, Division Street and Carver Street.
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