Heart Of The City


“It’s the UK’s largest local authority financed regeneration plan. Sheffield Council is reinventing its city centre and we have accepted the challenge. Truly mixed use and intelligently phased over time it is a shining example of a collaborative private/public sector partnership. It is a blueprint for 21st century urban renewal: sustainable architecture and repurposed buildings surrounded by enlivened streets and distinctive public spaces.”


  • Client: Sheffield City Council
  • Role: Strategic development partner
  • Uses: Work space, residential, hotels, creative/maker space, leisure, retail, food hall, cultural space and restaurants
  • Architect: TConcepts, Leonard Design Architects, FCB & HLM.
  • Size: 1.5 million sq ft
  • Phased opening: 2019 – 2024
  • Status: phase 1 completed, phase 2 in construction, phases 3 & 4 in pre-construction (expected start date late 2020)
  • Estimated GDV: £470m
  • Learn more at: heartofsheffield.co.uk


  • Development concept, feasibility analysis and business case
  • Implementation and delivery of the masterplan
  • Development team assembly and management
  • Development programming
  • Ongoing design development
  • Funding strategy
  • Risk management
  • Construction procurement and delivery
  • Leasing coordination and curation of uses and tenant mix
  • Branding, marketing and PR strategy
  • Strategic advice on property management set up

Project Impact


economic activity by 2030


new jobs by 2030


zero carbon-ready office building in Sheffield


acres of new public space