A team of architects has been chosen to design the new Henderson’s Relish pub for the University of Sheffield – after a hard-fought design competition.
Seventeen firms threw their hats in the ring and the top four submitted their ideas for transforming the Sheffield landmark at the heart of the university’s city campus.
Hadfield Cawkwell Davidson beat off the competition with its creative approach to the project.
The firm will now work with the university team and Henderson’s to prepare designs for a planning application later this year.
Keith Lilley, university director of estates and facilities management, said the firm had ‘hit the spot with a great design to incorporate the original house into a stunning modern setting’.
He added: “We believe the pub will be a fantastic addition to opening up the spaces around the university to make it a more welcoming place for the people of Sheffield and we know Henderson’s many fans will enjoy the opportunity to spend time in the place that was home to Henderson’s for so long.”
Henderson’s managing director Pamela Freeman said: “Having the chance to be part of this project and see the building that was such an important part of our company’s history preserved and brought into public use is fantastic.
“We love the ideas the architects have developed and can’t wait to see the new building take shape.”
Although the development is still in the design phase, some preparatory work on removing the lean to extensions to the original building will begin in the next week to allow the creation of a wider, safer paved area between the Henderson’s building and Upper Hanover Street.