Council targets 2019 completion date for 900,000ft2 retail-led development

Sheffield retail

Turner & Townsend has been appointed to provide programme, project, cost and procurement management support on the proposed £480m retail quarter in Sheffield City Centre.

Sheffield Retail Quarter, designed by Leonard Design Architects, comprises about 900,000ft2 of mixed-use accommodation - mainly retail and leisure, but also including over 200,000ft2 of residential and office space. The scheme will create a street-based city-centre district, based around existing historic buildings and new outlets.

Sheffield council aims to have 80% of the scheme completed by 2019, with final phases due in 2021. It has embarked on a procurement process to appoint with a strategic development partner, with an announcement expected in late 2015.

The scheme is expected to create a total of 2,500 construction jobs and additional permanent jobs in the city centre.

Jon White, UK Managing Director at Turner & Townsend, said: “The new retail quarter is another important step in Sheffield’s vision of becoming an economic hub in northern England, and we look forward to helping the city achieve its aspirations successfully.”