Archive for the ‘Sheffield’ Category

Sheffield’s Own OXO Building

Thorndale Limited, the new owner of 4 Joiner Street, Sheffield have just received permission from Premier Foods to rename the 10,000 sq ft Art Deco Building ‘OXO HOUSE’ – The building has been re-named several times since it was built in 1936 but was originally named ‘OXO House’ when built for OXO by George Longden, the builder whose work includes amongst other things, Sheffield City Hall. The building was originally used for storage and administration, and is just coming to the end of a £1.5 million renovation and conversion into office space.

Nursery Street Pocket Park Complete

Work on Sheffield Council’s pocket park on Nursery Street is now complete, but the area will remain fenced off until the end of August.

New turf has been laid but needs a few weeks to settle in and become established.

The official opening of the pocket park will take place on Sunday, September 23 as part of the ‘Sheffield Riverlution Festival,’ a two-day long festival on the River Don stretching from Kelham Island to the Victoria Quays

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Green Light for New Pocket Park

THIS is the transformation that awaits a run-down area on the edge of Sheffield city centre – after long-awaited plans were given the go-ahead.

Sheffield Council’s city centre, south and east planning board has approved the scheme to turn a strip of derelict land between Nursery Street and the River Don into a pocket park which will also help reduce the risk of flooding.

Leigh Bramall, cabinet member for environment and transport, said: “The park will provide the first opportunity within the city centre to get down to water level and experience the much cleaned-up and wildlife-rich river.”

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