First Heart of the City bar to open this summer - and it takes its name from Sheffield's history

The first bar in the Heart of the City development will open soon – and its name has now been unveiled, with a nod to Sheffield’s history and the people that live in it.

Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 9:59 am
The Furnace will open in the Heart of the City in June. Picture Scott Merrylees

Thousands of Sheffielders have helped to name a new bar and restaurant in the city centre, the first in the Heart of the City development.

The concept for The Furnace has taken inspiration from the city’s industrial spirit, as well as listening to a digital survey of over 8,000 residents.

The new establishment is being set up by New World Trading Company, owners of popular The Botanist Sheffield in Leopold Square, and will open to the public this summer.

Liam Wood, Head of Recruitment at The Furnace, said: "Sheffield is famous for being an industrious city, so we’re excited to meet the hard-working local staff as we open up applications to join The Furnace family."

Nalin Seneviratne, director of city centre development, Sheffield Council added: "We are delighted to see The Furnace nearly completed and look forward to it opening next month."It’s always wonderful to see new businesses open. It is a venue of real quality run by a much-celebrated UK operator and we’re confident it will be a strong addition to the city centre. Located a stone’s throw from HSBC and CMS’s new office development, it will undoubtedly appeal to the after-work social crowd.

"With its bespoke Sheffield brand and styling, the venue looks fantastic and I’m sure after several lockdowns over the past 12 months, the Sheffield public can’t wait to go and try it out."