Sheffield City Council is seeking to engage with a strategic development partner to help deliver the much-anticipated retail quarter in the city centre.
This brings plans closer to realisation and on target to deliver the first phase of a new Sheffield city development scheme during 2019.
The centre will be a retail and leisure-led area combined with office and residential provision to provide a more mixed-use destination.
The scheme will link the Moor to Fargate through Barker’s Pool, to deliver improved economic benefits to the city as a whole.
Councillor Leigh Bramall, Sheffield City Council’s cabinet member for business, skills and development said: “This will accelerate growth in the rest of the city centre, increasing the performance of the existing retail offer and making the city centre a much more attractive shopping destination.”
The scheme will also facilitate more modern methods of shopping. While physical retailing remains fundamental, the function of shops is changing.
The mixed-use scheme will devote more “floor space” for leisure and also embrace an increased demand for fast and casual dining.