By Kate Brown
A Victorian warehouse in Shalesmoor, Sheffield, is to become a £6 million home to new shops, bars, cafes and restaurants, as well as nearly 50 apartments.
The Nichols Building, built in 1854, will be refurbished and enlarged under plans submitted to the Sheffield city council. The refurbishment plans were put forward by Sheffield property developer Ashgate and HLM Architects. The changes will see a commercial space on the ground floor, a court-yard and high-quality rented homes, and a rooftop extension. Whilst some structures will be demolished and replaced, the exterior of the Victorian warehouse will be retained, as well as the brickwork and sandstone features being restored. It is expected to be completed in December of 2019.
Nearby, on a large disused patch of land is a £45 million plan for nearly 500 private rented flats, public squares, commercial units and townhouses. Adjacent to the Nichols Building is the former HSBS offices which will be knocked down for a £75 million development of nearly 250 residential apartments and flats for 658 students.