Heart of the City II – Update

The Council’s development of the area between Pinstone Street and Rockingham Street proceeds apace. Permission has been granted for stabilisation works to the historic Grade II* Listed Leah’s Yard, and the planning application has been submitted for the first phase Block A, which will be a hotel on Pinstone Street taking in Palatine Chambers and City Mews (opposite the Peace Gardens) and Barkers Pool House (on Burgess Street).

Bill Mitchell mural, Burgess Street

The Bill Mitchell mural on Burgess Street has already been carefully removed to save it from damage, and there will be a proposal to re-site it as part of the development. Please click here to view and comment on the application if you can. The reference is 20/02551/RG3.

Proposals for Block G, the site of the former Wellington Street fire station and fire service headquarters, are also being drafted. We are very pleased that we have been contacted by the Council for our advice on names for the new buildings that will reflect the history of the area. This is a compliment to JUHS, which means it is a compliment to you: JUHS can be a credible partner to the Council because there is such a wide variety of individuals and groups active in caring for Sheffield’s heritage.