Hammerson receives outline planning approval for £500m city centre scheme
Developer Hammerson has received outline planning approval for a £500m regeneration project for Sheffield city centre.
Hammerson will now appoint a series of architects for the different elements of the scheme, to be built for Sheffield City Council.
The New Retail Quarter scheme will include retail accommodation, residential apartments, a health club and leisure facilities. Architect O’Donnell + Tuomey has already been appointed to design a flagship John Lewis store within the development.
Carolyn Kenney, assistant director at Hammerson, said: “This scheme will totally revitalise Sheffield’s retail offering, attracting major retailers to the heart of the city.”
The scheme is due for completion in 2012.