Plans for a new food hall at Oughtibridge paper mill site
New plans for the renovation of an historic paper mill in Sheffield have been submitted with the intention of bringing a unique food hall and innovative housing to Oughtibridge.
Sky-House Co has secured approval for 35 of its ‘Sky House’ homes – a back-to-back housing concept pioneered by CODA Studios – are now preparing to submit further plans to Sheffield city council for a development comprising 24 three-bedroom ‘Sky Houses’, six three-bed end-terraces and a further five four-bed riverside properties. The old Mill Cottages will also be converted into four apartments and a cottage.
The existing mill building on the site could be turned into a mixed-use food hall, community hub and leisure facility, also featuring facilities for start up businesses.
Sky-House Co co-founder David Cross said: “The interest in this site has been enormous and we are already in talks with two operators who are very interested in the food hall development, which would bring a new dining experience to the north of Sheffield and serve what is set to become one of the city’s most ambitious residential developments.
“The food hall will be a fantastic community, family and social space that will be of benefit not only to the people on this site but also for the north of Sheffield as a whole.
“And having seen the success of our Krynkl development at Shalesmoor in Sheffield, we are very keen to give the same sort of support to start up businesses in this part of the city too, working with independent business to create an exciting new dynamic.
“This whole site has enormous potential and if plans to re-establish the Woodhead rail link also prove viable it this whole area will have access not just to Sheffield but to Manchester.”