DLP Planning Ltd has secured full planning permission under delegated powers for a mixed use redevelopment of land and buildings at Sidney Street in the Cultural Industries Quarter of Sheffield City Centre including the former Albert Works, Speedwell Works and other properties.
The permission was effectively an amended scheme which was in the process of being developed, but amendments would allow the retention of more of the existing historic buildings on the site. Changes were also made to ensure that the office space suited the specific end user and their requirements as a cutting edge digital marketing company.
The proposals involved partial demolition and renovation of existing buildings and the erection of new buildings, to provide a mixed use development incorporating office space which will allow local business to relocate to a sustainable city centre location. Other commercial opportunities include small shops (with sales areas less than 280sqm) as well as restaurants, cafes, bars / pubs and potential takeaways. A mix of residential accommodation is provided across the site with more than 80 apartments proposed.
This revised mixed use scheme will secure the conversion of existing buildings which contribute to the character and appearance of the conservation area. Historic England were consulted and also supported the changes, which incorporate the retention of more of the existing buildings that contribute to the significance of the conservation area.
It was concluded that the principle of the development of this site for mixed use purposes had been accepted, and that the revised scheme was an improvement on the approved development, particularly in respect of the retention of additional historic built form. The design and layout of the scheme would secure a high quality development which would contribute to, and enhance, the character and appearance of the conservation area.