Sheffield’s £175m West Bar Square approved

Aaron Morby 2 years ago
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Outline planning consent has been granted for Sheffield’s £175m mixed-use West Bar Square development.

Plan for new riverside business district

Joint venture developers, Urbo Regeneration and Bowmer and Kirkland’s Peverill Securities , can now progress talks with potential occupiers and investors for the 1.4m sq ft scheme.

The West Bar Square city centre scheme next to the inner relief road has been designed by 5plus architects and master planners Urbed.

It will feature a mix of offices, build to rent apartment blocks, a four-star hotel, restaurants, and shops.

The granting of outline planning consent for West Bar Square presents another significant step forward for both the scheme and regeneration of Sheffield’s Riverside Business District.

The area is already home to 3,500 jobs with employers such as the Home Office, Courts, Irwin Mitchell and other large occupiers.

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More than half the scheme will be office space, providing jobs for up to 5,000 workers.

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Site assembly and clearance is already underway to enable the earliest possible start on site

Peter Swallow, Managing Director of Urbo Regeneration said: “The granting of outline planning consent represents another key milestone for the West Bar Square project and brings this ambitious scheme closer to delivery.

“Working in partnership with our delivery partner, Peveril Securities, I am confident we will be able to secure occupiers and investors and move forward with detailed planning applications for individual buildings in 2017.”

Ralph Jones, Managing Director of Peveril Securities Limited and Main Board Director of Bowmer & Kirkland added: “The receipt of planning consent is excellent news, and now allows us to progress through the development process and continue our Group’s involvement with Sheffield on this exciting scheme.”

The site assembly and clearance process is already underway with a view to enabling the earliest possible start on site, subject to planning approval for individual building designs once investors are secured.

West Bar Square professional team

West Bar Square Sheffield

Developer: Urbo

Delivery Partner: Peveril Securities

Project Managers: Urbo

Project Architects: 5plus

Urban Designers: Urbed

Planning Consultants: How Planning

Infrastructure: Infrastructure and Services

Consulting Engineers:Renaissance

Agents: BNP Paribas and Knight Frank

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