Work on Radisson’s new flagship Blu hotel development on Pinstone Street in Sheffield has begun this week.
Construction firm McLaughlin and Harvey has been appointed to the development which forms a key element of the ‘Heart of the City’ programme, which is being delivered by Sheffield City Council and its strategic development partner, Queensberry.
The front end of the hotel, including ground-level retail and restaurant units, will be housed behind the Victorian façades of Palatine Chambers and City Mews on Pinstone Street. While Barker’s Pool House to the rear is to be demolished and replaced with a new adjoining, complementary building, which will feature the majority of the hotel’s 154 bedrooms.
Serving to “enhance Sheffield’s social scene”, an upmarket rooftop bar and terrace is also planned for the hotel with views over the city’s Peace Gardens.
Councillor Terry Fox, leader of Sheffield City Council, said: “We are excited to see construction work on the Radisson Blu site get underway. We believe that the arrival of Radisson Blu – a brand of real quality and prestige – will be key to the ongoing rejuvenation of our city centre and will support the city to thrive as part of our post-Covid economic recovery.”
The phased demolition for Barker’s Pool House is expected to get underway towards the end of June, with the entire programme expected to complete in summer 2023.
Andrew Davison, project director at Queensberry, added: “We are very pleased with the appointment of McLaughlin and Harvey and the experience they bring in the construction of hotels.
“We are also extremely excited to see one the final pieces of Heart of the City get underway and it is a great example of what we are trying to achieve – attracting premium brands and breathing new life into the city of Sheffield.”