Hotel and steakhouse set for former Halifax Building Society
Plans for a Miller and Carter Steakhouse and InnKeeper’s Lodge hotel in the former Halifax Building Society in the city centre have been given the go ahead.
Mitchells & Butlers, owners of the Miller and Carter and InnKeeper’s Lodge brands, submitted an application at the end of 2019 for the historic building on Surrey Street.
The building was originally built in 1893/94 but has remained vacant following the closure of the building society in 2017.
The ground floor will be used as a restaurant in Miller & Carter Steakhouse mainly within the banking hall, with another seating area in the basement. Upstairs, 20 hotel rooms are set to be created to form Sheffield’s first InnKeeper’s Lodge.
A planning report said: “Whilst the proposed (extractor) flue must be considered to cause ‘less than substantial’ harm to the significance of the heritage assets of the city centre conservation area and the setting of the listed buildings, the public benefits of bringing this unused building back into a viable use significantly outweigh any harm caused to the heritage assets.”