Submitted by Sheffield City Council and its Strategic Development Partner, Queensberry, in August, the plans are the latest to be approved as part of Sheffield’s transformational Heart of the City scheme.
As an international hotel brand with a reputation for excellence, the arrival of Radisson Blu in Sheffield is expected to attract new business opportunities into the city, while raising its profile as an attractive destination.
Accommodating visitors with stylish facilities for both work and relaxation, the hotel will be housed behind the charming facades of Palatine Chambers and City Mews. Replacing Barkers Pool House on Burgess Street will be a second complementary building, containing the majority of the hotel’s 154 bedrooms.
Serving to enhance Sheffield’s social scene, a rooftop bar, restaurant and terrace is also planned for the hotel, which will look out over the Peace Gardens. Upmarket ground-level retail and food and beverage units are another promising feature of the new development, set to enliven this prominent location on Pinstone Street.
A commitment to preserving Sheffield’s Victorian heritage has been integral to the development of the proposals. Designed by Sheffield-based architects, HLM, the retention of Pinstone Street’s historic facades and the incorporation of complementary materials and colours will ensure the new development reflects the city’s strong historic identity.