The city has received £20m to deliver the project while also creating development-ready land plots–one of which is earmarked for a Sixth Form College and Adult Education Centre.
Transformation of the site, once home to centuries of market trading, is expected to begin in the opening weeks of 2024 after plans were approved by the City Council back in May 2023 with completion due by the summer of 2025.
• Regeneration of a brownfield site through the creation of 11,900sqm of high quality public realm.
• De-culverting and re-naturalisation of the River Sheaf for the first time since Victorian times
• Revealing the 12th century Castle ruins through carefully designed public realm.
• Creation of development-ready land plots–one of which is earmarked for a Sixth Form College and Adult Education Centre.
Councillor Ben Miskell, Chair of the Transport, Regeneration and Climate Change Policy Committee, said: “Seeing this amazing project move closer to becoming a reality is incredibly exciting and will mean that we will be able to see the remains of the castle which kick started Sheffield.
“The appointment of Keltbray as our contractor is a vital step in bringing this project to life and I cannot wait to see the transformation happen over the coming months. It’s yet another sign that Sheffield city centre is on the up.”