Sheffield Hallam’s new £30m vision

Proposed new look Sheffield Hallam University
Proposed new look Sheffield Hallam University

PLANS for a new £30 million Sheffield Hallam University building have been submitted to the city council for planning permission.

The new building would be built on the corner of Charles Street and Arundel Gate.

It would be used to house part of the university’s Faculty of Development and Society and be the home of the Sheffield Institute of Education.

The building would be seven storeys high in places, with several outside terraced areas.

A bridge would connect it to the Arundel Building.

It also includes a central walkway through Brown Lane, which would be fully enclosed by a glass atrium and open to the public.

The building would also boast a 300-seat lecture theatre.

Mark Swales, University Director of Estates and Facilities, said: “This is part of a £100 million investment in our estate over three years.

“It’s pivotal to improving the student experience at Sheffield Hallam and is a significant development in the heart of the city centre.

“We have worked closely with Bond Bryan architects and planners to produce a design which incorporates the heritage of the local area, but also reflects the forward thinking values of the university.”

Panning permission was initially granted in 2010 but the design has since been updated.