£175M UK mixed-use project given green light

WCN Editorial Team 17 Feb 2017 EUROPE BUILDINGS

The £175M West Bar Square development in Sheffield, UK, is set to move forward after it has been granted outline planning consent.

Urbo Ltd joint venture, comprising Urbo Regeneration and Peverill Securities, is responsible for the project delivery and can now move forward with talks with potential occupiers and investors for the 130,060 sq m project.

Designed by 5plus architects and master planners Urbed, the development will feature offices, apartment blocks, a four-star hotel, restaurants, retail units and associated landscaped public spaces.

This approval presents another step forward for both the scheme and regeneration of Sheffield’s Riverside Business District.

Cllr Leigh Bramall, deputy leader of Sheffield City Council and cabinet member for business and economy, said: “This comprehensive proposed development continues the excellent regeneration in the Riverside area of the city.

“West Bar Square is a long-standing large office project, started by the Council, that will grow the economy of the city centre. New housing opportunities and a high-quality public realm will connect the core of the city centre to Kelham Island and complement the award-winning Grey to Green landscaping project.”

The project will create up to 5,000 jobs.

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