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Construction Progressing At Sheffield’s New Retail Quarter
Charter Square, the first phase of Sheffield’s new retail quarter development is now well underway, with the first core now constructed on the site.
The Star shared images of the work, showing that it’s making progress – not to mention the impressive cranes that are assisting with the construction of the tower blocks.
A six-storey office building is set to be among the first completed, on the site of the former Grosvenor House Hotel, while Barkers Pool will be demolished in phase two to pave the way for the construction of a new multi-storey car park and department store.
No doubt as construction progresses scaffolding erectors in Sheffield will be called into help the build process move on to the next stage.
As part of the redesign of Charter Square, the existing roundabout will be replaced by a single road and a pedestrian street lined with cafes.
There will also be a new cycle path and pavement alongside the development, with the council stating that it hopes this work will “enhance the current environment”.
The Charter Square development isn’t the only new scheme planned for Sheffield, with Meadowhall still planning an extension, despite plans being scaled back, the Star reported earlier this month.
According to the newspaper, co-owner British Land has been forced to amend its planning application, removing some of the retail space planned as well as four of the new screens for the cinema.
Objections were raised by other shopping centres in the region that argued the initial plans, which included substantial expansion of the retail offerings, would rob their trade. In addition, Highways England has raised concerns about the level of traffic travelling to the development.