Fresh plans made for demolition of Coroner’s Court

Fresh plans have been lodged for a new mixed-use development on the site of a former court building after Coda Planning and Sheffield city council couldn’t come up with a plan to retain the original building.

The building was constructed in 1913 by architect FEP Edwards. It featured a coroner’s court, mortuary, post-mortem rooms, viewing chapel, witnesses’ waiting rooms and police accommodation.

A spokesman for CODA said: “We explored numerous options with Sheffield City Council’s planners to retain the existing building but ultimately these discussions proved unsuccessful.

“Whilst we are disappointed that it has not been possible to retain the Old Coroner’s Court, the new proposals represent a viable proposal that will reinvigorate this derelict site at an attractive riverside location close to the city centre.”

Coda has put an application in for a new part-five, part-six storey mixed-use development on the site. This would see 74 new apartments built as well as five flexible commercial units on the ground floor.

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