St George’s Campus is located at the heart of the University of Sheffield’s city campus. This scheme required an application for full planning permission and Listed Building Consent for the demolition of workshops and labs, alterations, improvements and repairs to the Sir Frederick Mappin Building and the Central Wing to provide academic and administrative space and a glazed atrium to form a new entrance to St. George’s Campus from Portobello Street.
The Mappin Building and associated railings are Grade II Listed Building and were added to the heritage list in 1973. The site is situated within the St George’s Quarter of the City Centre in Sheffield adjacent to the Grade II Listed St George’s Church.
DLP Planning Ltd was pivotal in negotiating a position with the Council to produce a viable form of development on a site which is Grade II Listed. Full planning permission and Listed Building Consent was granted with unanimous support from Council members.
The proposal satisfied the need to upgrade the teaching facilities and meet the requirements for the University of Sheffield’s growing Engineering Faculty. The overall public benefits of the scheme and the improvements to the function of the buildings, as well as the character and appearance of the new-build elements, were considered to comply with the requirements set out in local and national planning policy.