Block H: Cambridge Street and Carver Street

Changes to our consultation plans

On the 12 March, we invited key stakeholders, local businesses and residents to public drop-in sessions on 25 and 26 March to find out more about the proposals for Blocks H2 and H3.

Due to a change in government advice around non-essential contact, these public events will no longer be taking place.

However, you can view the full intended consultation boards here or view our short information film below. 

An online feedback form below, allowing you to provide feedback on the proposals.

A meaningful consultation should provide the opportunity for genuine dialogue. We are committed to providing this opportunity even if we can’t meet face-to-face. Please do call or email us if you have any questions about the proposals.

We will also be extending our consultation deadline to 28 April 2020.

Have your say

Sheffield City Council invites you to comment on proposals for the next phase (Block H: Cambridge Street and Carver Street) of Heart of the City II.

The Council and Queensberry recognise that people will have questions about the next stage of the scheme. Prior to the submission of planning applications, we want to inform key stakeholders and local residents about the proposals and give them an opportunity to contribute to our final plans.

The pre-application consultation period will run 12 March to 28 April 2020.

Click here to complete our online response form.

Introducing the next phase

The next plans to be unveiled in Heart of the City II are for the Block H site – located between Wellington Street, Carver Street and Cambridge Street.

This site features some of the most interesting historic buildings within the masterplan area, including two listed buildings – Leah’s Yard and the Bethel Sunday School. With this interesting history, the intention is for Block H to truly become a cultural and social meeting place.

The emerging proposals for this block now showcase the retention of far more original architecture than envisaged in previous versions of the masterplan. Plans now include the preservation and sympathetic restoration of the quality fabric and façades along Cambridge Street and Wellington Street, including the listed Bethel Sunday School and Leah’s Yard, as well as the Bethel Chapel and the buildings that formerly housed Brewhouse and Henry’s. The historic buildings fronting these streets will be kept with internal adaptations and reconstruction carried out where necessary to bring them back into use.

The Block H proposals are split into three distinct elements (H1, H2 and H3). See plan below for the location of each element.

H Plan Map

Cambridge Street Collective – a cultural gathering of Sheffield’s best flavours, sights and sounds

The block known as Cambridge Street Collective (H3) is all about creating spaces for people to meet, socialise, eat, drink and be entertained.

Proposals for H3 include a large, stripped-back, industrial-style space, which will be ideally suited to a food hall or similar sociable, communal offer. This space incorporates the historic character of the Bethel Sunday School, the former Brewhouse venue and the building currently occupied by DINA. It will also include a more modern structure sitting behind this to enclose a gathering space, using sympathetic materials to the existing buildings.

Wrapping this large space will be complementary shops, a bar and restaurant, and an upper level leisure space. Next to the communal hall offer will be the renovated Bethel Chapel, with plans for this to become a live music venue.

Public access to this block will be via a pedestrianised spill out/arrival square to the north of the development, plus the modern ‘Arrival Building’ on Backfields and entrances from Cambridge Street through Bethel Walk and the building currently occupied by DINA. Access to the additional retail and leisure elements of H3 is from Cambridge Street, Wellington Street and Backfields.

H3

H2 – a visually striking, low carbon office development

Proposals for H2 include a new, dark coloured building offering c.70,000 sq ft of Grade A office space, split across seven upper floors and boasting an impressive south facing roof terrace. The ground floor will provide individual retail or food and beverage units.

Recognising the need for this scheme to set the bar in terms of environmentally sustainable development, H2 is designed to minimise operational energy, emitting around 40% less carbon than a typical Building Regulations compliant design.

H2