Outline planning consent has been granted for Sheffield’s £175 million mixed-use West Bar Square development – marking another milestone for the ambitious regeneration scheme, which will create up to 5000 jobs. Permission has been granted by the city council for the delivery of a flexible masterplan comprising up to 1.4m sq.ft. of prominent city centre space with frontage to Sheffield’s inner relief road.
Local developers, Urbo Regeneration, can now continue to progress negotiations with potential occupiers and investors for the proposed offices, high quality PRS apartment blocks, a four-star hotel, restaurants, and retail units to be constructed on the site. Consent has also been granted for associated landscaped public spaces within the development.
The granting of outline planning consent for West Bar Square presents another significant step forward for both the scheme and regeneration of Sheffield’s Riverside Business District. The area is already home to some 3500 jobs with employers such as the Home Office, Courts, Irwin Mitchell and other large occupiers.