Brook Leisure want to transform the former home of Arthur Scargill’s NUM into an entertainment complex which could create 130 jobs.
Brook Group chief executive Jason Brook said: “The NUM building is one of Sheffield’s most prominent buildings, but has been left behind throughout the city’s recent regeneration activity and it’s hard to believe that the UK’s fourth largest city does not have a city centre casino.
“We are incredibly excited at the prospect of bringing the building back to life as a unique and new entertainment destination, which will in turn create new employment opportunities.
“We have committed to a lease on the building and are hopeful that the council will continue to support us in our efforts to create further opportunities and see this building finally brought into use.
“The next stage in realising the building’s full potential will be to obtain planning consent and commence the necessary refurbishment works.”
The NUM offices were built in the 1980s when union president Scargill moved the headquarters from London.
Details of the scheme, designed by Sheffield-based Axis Architecture, are now in the hands of Sheffield Council.