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Sheffield city development gathers pace

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.

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