Historic Sheffield cutlery works building revival

A former 19th Century cutlery works in Sheffield is among five historic buildings brought back into life across Yorkshire which are being celebrated in a new publication.

English Heritage’s Constructive Conservation – Sustainable Growth for Historic Places document highlights examples including Sellers Wheel, a Grade II-listed courtyard complex on Arundel Street, in the city centre.

The building was originally occupied by the offices, warehouse, workshops and grinding rooms of John Sellers and Sons, manufacturers of some of the world’s best pen and pocket knives, razors, table cutlery and electro-plated goods.

It now provides two storeys of office space, with a newly designed six-storey residential block to the rear for Sheffield Hallam University students. A café has also been created.