Hammerson has appointed Sir Robert McAlpine construction adviser on its £600m Sevenstone scheme in Sheffield.

McAlpine saw off Laing O’Rourke in the race to build the 20-acre regeneration development. The first phase includes a John Lewis store designed by O’Donnell and Tuomey, a residential tower by Foreign Office Architects and a car park by Pick Everard. It is due to be completed in 2011.