Public Consultation

Sheffield City Council invited comments on the proposals for the next two blocks (Blocks B and C) to be developed as part of Heart of the City II.

The pre-application consultation period has now closed.

Thank you to all those who sent in their feedback.


Public drop-in sessions

Two public drop-in sessions about the proposals for Block B and C were held on Tuesday 11 September and Wednesday 12 September 2018.

We would like to thank those who attended the sessions, spoke to members of the Project Team and submitted their feedback.

For those who could not attend, the information we had displayed at these sessions can be downloaded using the link below.

Click here to download our public drop-in session displays.


Introducing the next phases

Block B, Laycock House

The Laycock House block (Block B) sits in a prominent location of Heart of the City II, to the south of the Citadel, with Cross Burgess Street to the north, Pinstone Street to the east and Charles Street to the west.

On the north east corner is Laycock House, which complements the historic Pinstone Street façade. This is a good example of a late Victorian building which has survived the 20th and early 21st centuries more or less completely in its original form.

The development proposal is to retain Laycock House, but to demolish the rest of the block and create a brand new building in its place. The new building would contain retail units on the ground floor, fronting onto Pinstone Street, with residential space above.

50 apartments are planned across seven floors, ranging from studio to three-bed apartments, with 60% anticipated to be two-bed apartments.

Block C, Pepper Pot

The building colloquially known as the Pepper Pot is located in between Pinstone Street, Cambridge Street and Charles Street. It incorporates two historic building blocks which form the southern end of the Pinstone streetscape.

The combined façade and its dramatic roofscape is an excellent example of Sheffield brick and terracotta architecture. It occupies a prominent position and is visible from the Peace Gardens through to The Moor.

The proposal is to retain the Pinstone Street façade, but completely rebuild everything behind this, to create a completely unique new office building with retail space on the ground floor. The new development would step up in height from Pinstone Street, from three storeys to eight storeys, and includes over 37,500 square foot of premium office space.