What's happening in Sheffield City Centre? More than you may think... 

Sheffield City Centre is undergoing significant change.

With so much regeneration happening, it can be hard to keep up with all of the exciting developments.

We've created a dedicated space here to help keep everyone informed of what’s new, what's underway, and what's happening next.

What's new?

Fjällräven Sheffield now open

Leading Swedish outdoor clothing and equipment brand, Fjällräven, have now opened their third UK brand store, right here in Sheffield - the shop now located on Charles Street.

Following over a decade of impressive growth in the UK, Fjällräven’s unique combination of unrelenting product functionality and timeless, Scandinavian design has proved popular with both outdoor and lifestyle consumers alike. 

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Yards Store now open

Independent men’s fashion retailer, Yards Store, is now will open on Pinstone Street in Sheffield city centre, located next door to the new Fjällräven store just round the corner. 

The store features a fusion of outdoor and heritage brands including And Wander, Ten C, Carhartt WIP, Gramicci, Hikerdelic, RRL, ST95, Hoka, Karhu, Clarks Originals and New Balance to name just a few.

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New free Sheffield Connect bus service

You can enjoy free journeys around Sheffield city centre in the comfort of a brand new, zero emission bus.’

The Sheffield Connect service is a completely free service for everyone to use seven days a week across the core of the city centre. Stops are located within just a few minutes’ walk of the main active areas and the SC1 service links to tram and train services too.

The service runs every 7- 8 minutes – so passengers can turn up and go, making their journeys quicker, cleaner and for free. 

A new second route will also connect the Heart of the City to Castlegate and West Bar. It’s still free, zero-emission and runs every 20 minutes.

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Retail

Joining the likes of Monki and Weekday, cosy Danish brand Søstrene Grene joined other well-loved businesses in the city centre bringing their popular homewares store to Cambridge Street.

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Residential

Find city living at its finest with the new apartments of Burgess House and the newly completed 14-storey Kangaroo Works, along with the unique Laycock House townhouses.

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Workspaces

A host of new workspaces are tempting more top talent into the city centre. 2,500 staff are already in place at Grosvenor House thanks to HSBC and law firm CMS.

On the horizon is contemporary workspace on the upper floors of Isaacs building, the award-nominated and super sustainable Elshaw House, and the unique small office space of Athol House.

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Take a tour of Cambridge Street Collective

Now open in Sheffield! Come take a look around Cambridge Street Collective, a vast new food hall with over 20 different vendors offering culinary delights from a round the globe. 

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Updated proposal for city centre travel plans

Connecting Sheffield: City Centre is set to create more space for people, make streets more attractive and link up the regeneration across Fargate, Heart of the City and The Moor. 

The improvement scheme will make it easier to get around on foot, by bike or by public transport with wider footways, connected cycleways and more direct bus routes.

Updated proposals have now been announced, taking on board findings from consultation, as well as further engagement with groups affected by the proposals.

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Opening in 2024...

Leah's Yard

The jewel in the crown of Heart of the City. This former collection of small industrial workshops – and a Grade II* listed building no less – is currently being transformed into a new social hub for creative independent businesses.

Renowned Sheffield artist Pete McKee became the first official tenant, announcing that he would be moving his gallery into Leah's Yard. He’s since been joined by a host of others! Leah’s Yard will soon be opening with Hop Hideout’s new beer shop, a new home for Gravel Pit, the automation startup Ferrio, independent bookshop La Biblioteka, social enterprise The Yard Gallery, local producer store Mesters’ Market, and a brand new concept by Bullion – the Chocolate Bar. What a line-up!

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Radisson Blu - Pinstone Street

Back in 2020, international hotel brand, Radisson Blu, were selected by Sheffield City Council as the preferred hotel brand for its flagship Heart of the City II hotel, overlooking the Peace Gardens.

Four years later and we're now looking forward to the hotel opening later this year, complete with
 high-end rooftop bar and restaurant and stunning views over the city. 

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The Gaumont Building

The former Kingdom nightclub is now known as the Gaumont Building again, a nod to its past as a theatre. Lots of progress was made in 2023 and the red steel frame exterior has now been shed to reveal a contemporary look for the leisure venue. which will have leafy external ‘living walls’.

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Bethel Chapel

Sandwiched between the prime developments on Cambridge Street, Bethel Chapel is a 15,000 sq.ft. space that is set to become a new live entertainment venue for the city, that will have a bar and cafe area on the first floor with roof terrace and balcony on the top floor.

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What's happening to...?

Fargate

This historic high street is being transformed into a Fargate for the future!

Fargate's extensive redevelopment work is well underway, so while it might not look its best at the moment, it will definitely be worth the wait with new planting, lighting, seating, play features, and pocket parks, all being integrated. 
 
The proposed social hub Event Central will also blend co-working and culture, including a live music venue.

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Cole Store (former John Lewis building)

Set to be revamped by Urban Splash of Park Hill refurb fame, the old Cole Brothers building will become a place to meet, eat, and shop. Expect a new glass atrium and on-street dining, as well as workspaces, studios, a gym, and a pocket park.

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Chapel Walk

Chapel Walk has a proud history as one of the city centre’s most-loved shopping streets and back in July, it was announced that £1.24 million would be awarded to local businesses to help further transform the street into a vibrant city centre destination. 

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Castlegate

As one of the most significant parts of Sheffield history, Castlegate’s regeneration is eagerly awaited. Plans include uncovering the River Sheaf, exposing parts of the original castle, wide open public space, a riverside park, play features, and space for events.

Transformation of the site, once home to centuries of market trading, is now officially underway, with the first phase of the work having started in January 2024 and expected to continue through to July. 

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West Bar

This £300m regeneration scheme spans 7 acres, providing almost 1 million sq. ft. of office, retail, leisure, hotel and living space, creating a new gateway into Sheffield City Centre. 

The roundabout at West Bar is currently undergoing a transformation into Sheffield’s first Dutch-style roundabout. This will slow down traffic flow, prioritising and making it safer for pedestrians and cyclists.

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Changes to travel in and around the city centre

Travelling to and around the city centre is being made easier and more attractive.

The Connecting Sheffield: City Centre scheme has various projects to improve walking, cycling, and public transport. 

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