Disruption warning as next phase of The Moor regeneration begins

Building work is about to start on the next phase of The Moor regeneration.

Thursday, 11th August 2016, 3:47 pm
Updated Thursday, 11th August 2016, 4:49 pm
The Moor Sheffield is to start work on three kiosks that will be situated in front of the new cinema and Primark development and will bring Caffé Nero and other Sheffield independents to the leisure and shopping offer.

Shoppers have been warned to expect disruption as work begins on three kiosks that will be situated in front of the new cinema and Primark development,

The kiosks will house Caffé Nero and other Sheffield independents.

Ranald Philips, director of Ashcroft and development manager for The Moor, said: “We are changing and improving The Moor daily whilst continuing to trade and some interim disruption for shoppers will be unavoidable as we redevelop specific areas.

“We are asking our regular visitors and shoppers to bear with us during this period as the results will ensure The Moor becomes a destination for the city – this time next year we expect footfall to have increased by 30 per cent.

“It is a busy few months ahead with store openings and ongoing events in the lead up to Christmas and all our retailers are open for business as usual.

“We are working hard to minimise any inconvenience and people will be able to track progress on site and through our online communication.

“We are also looking forward to celebrating the artistic talent in Sheffield through the incorporation on the larger kiosk of specially commissioned public art that has been designed by local artists, Coralie Turpin and Owen Waterhouse.”

The kiosks are made from a locally manufactured steel frame and have been created as a collaboration between local artists Owen Waterhouse and Coralie Turpin, as well as Leslie Jones Architecture.

The series of fabricated stainless steel artwork screens, that form the visual façade of part of the largest kiosk, have inset cast metal details inspired by the textures found on tools produced in Sheffield.