Fountain Precinct revamped

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A major refurbishment has been completed at one of Sheffield city centre’s key office buildings.

Fountain Precinct has opened a new and extended reception area and entrance onto Barkers Pool.

The reception area complements refurbishment of the office space and renewal of the main lifts, attracting some of the area’s top businesses as tenants.

Fountain Precinct – named after the fountain formerly standing at the top of Fargate – was built on the site of the former Grand Hotel, which operated between 1910 and 1971 and offered 300 bedrooms, a lounge with an orchestra, a ballroom and Sheffield’s first ‘American bar’.

Its replacement was designed to tap into Sheffield’s rising commercial fortunes in the Seventies.

Rebecca Schofield, from commercial property consultants Knight Frank, who act as agents for Fountain Precinct, said: “The building has always been attractive to businesses needing high quality office space because of its prominent and accessible location next to restaurants, shops and bars, and the refurbishment has enhanced its appeal even further. The multi-storey building totals 112,000 square feet of office space and is home to such companies as engineers Atkins Consultants Ltd, insurance brokers Aon Ltd, the Co-operative Bank and Wrigleys Solicitors.

“With the refurbishment of the reception completed, we are expecting plenty of interest in the available accommodation, especially as the economy begins to turn.’’

Details from Rebecca on 0114 272 9750 or e-mail rebecca.schofield@knightfrank.com