Sheffield Hallam Uni reveals city campus plans
Sheffield Hallam University leaders have revealed more details of their plans to develop their city campus site.
Three new buildings for teaching and learning are planned on the site of the recently demolished Science Park and adjoining car park, adjacent to Howard Street leading up from Sheffield Train Station.
Richard Calvert, deputy vice-chancellor (strategy and operations) at Sheffield Hallam University, said: “These new facilities are designed to deliver significant benefits for our students and make Sheffield Hallam an even more attractive place to study and work, whilst also enhancing a key gateway to Sheffield city centre.
A university green public space is also proposed, including the planting of new trees, more than 4,300 sq ft of greenery and space for up to 150 people to sit and relax.
The predominantly brick buildings have been designed to preserve and enhance the character of the surrounding Cultural Industries Quarter, which is home to several historic buildings from Sheffield’s industrial past.
Richard Calvert added: “The space is designed to preserve the character of the surrounding area and a focus on environmental sustainability means the new buildings will be zero carbon ready – a key ambition for the university.
“This development will play a major part in delivering on our ambitions as a university, including our contribution to the city and region. We look forward to engaging with our wider community through this consultation.”
If planning permission is granted, construction could begin in early 2022 and be completed in the second half of 2023. The development is the first phase of wider plans to improve the city centre campus.
The campus plans are being developed by a number of key partners as part of collaborative ‘Hallam Alliance’.