Sky-high crane puts final touches to last stage of £130 million Sheffield development

Work on the final part of a £130 million development for Sheffield city centre is due to be completed by December.

The office block 3 St Paul’s Place is the final part of the Heart of the City project, first conceived to regenerate the area of the city centre around the demolished 1970s ‘eggbox’ Town Hall extension.

St Paul’s was the first speculative office building in Sheffield after the recession.

A 55-metre tower crane, which can lift nearly 12 tonnes, is being used to piece together the new 10-storey block and will remain on site until next month.

David Topham, from developers CTP, said: “This massive crane is a telling indication of the progress we are making. It is also a symbol of the revival of confidence in Sheffield city centre and a sign of the burgeoning South Yorkshire economy.

“Project 3 St Paul’s Place is the final jigsaw in the tremendously successful Heart of the City project.”

St Paul’s Place also includes St Paul’s Hotel, two other office developments, 330 apartments, the Cheesegrater car park, casino, restaurants and cafes.