North Bank’s racing start

Antonia Martin-Wright and Peter Whiteley battling it out for the scalextric challenge
Antonia Martin-Wright and Peter Whiteley battling it out for the scalextric challenge

A racetrack challenge marked the latest phase of a multi-million pound riverside office development in Sheffield.

Professionals from across the region’s property, legal and business sectors were invited to offices at One North Bank to battle it out on a 8ft x 4ft Scalextric track - to record the fastest race time and receive the ultimate accolade of being crowned the 1NB Champion.

The competition formed part of an event by property specialists Commercial Estates Group to showcase the five-storey grade A development which nestles between the established Victoria Quays and Riverside Exchange projects on Blonk Street overlooking the River Don.

Antonia Martin-Wright from Commercial Estates Group, said: “This development showcases the new era in Sheffield’s commercial development north of the river which was widely seen as a catalyst for the area’s continuing rejuvenation.

“This scheme is in a fantastic location overlooking the river and is a great place to work.

“In the last few years, the city centre has been transformed and this development represents the change that has taken place. Our event is designed as a fun and creative arena – just like the building.”

Leading national architects BDP are already based on the top floor of the development leaving more than 50,000sq.ft of stylish office floor space over four storeys available.

The building boasts the perfect location, just minutes from the main transport links, hotels, leisure facilities, retail outlets and other city centre amenities.

Peter Whiteley, partner at the Sheffield office of commercial property agents Knight Frank, which is acting as joint agents for the building, said: “Northbank is a landmark building, in a riverside setting. High quality office accommodation of this type is limited in Sheffield city centre, and Northbank goes a long way to addressing that. We are confident that it will attract quality occupiers who will play a crucial role in boosting the city’s economy.”