Construction of the city centre’s flagship new Radisson Blu hotel officially got underway today, with the milestone marked by an official groundbreaking ceremony.
Councillor Mazher Iqbal of Sheffield City Council was joined for the ceremony by representatives from Queensberry, Turner & Townsend, McLaughlin & Harvey, and HLM Architects.
As part of the Council and Strategic Development Partner Queensberry’s Heart of the City regeneration plan, the new hotel faces onto the Peace Gardens. With 154 bedrooms, the new building will sit behind the carefully retained Victorian façade along Pinstone Street.
Renowned for unparalleled service, comfort and style, the arrival of Radisson Blu is seen as a key driver in helping to attract new visitors to the city centre, while raising its profile as a major destination for business and leisure.
To enhance Sheffield’s social scene, a rooftop bar and terrace is also planned for the hotel, affording striking views over the Peace Gardens.
Councillor Mazher Iqbal, Executive Member for City Futures: Development, Culture and Regeneration at Sheffield City Council, commented:
“We are excited to celebrate work getting underway on the Radisson Blu hotel. The careful retention of the beautiful Pinstone Street façade is a truly impressive sight. The regeneration of our city centre is about creating the right environment for us to attract premium brands to Sheffield and Radisson Blu is a perfect example of this ambition becoming a reality.”
Construction of the hotel, being carried out by McLaughlin & Harvey, is expected to be complete towards the end of 2023.