Henry Boot takes on Sheffield’s Heart of the City scheme

Henry Boot Construction has been appointed on two sites within Sheffield’s Heart of the City development.

Elshaw House, Sheffield. Picture: FCBStudios
Elshaw House, Sheffield. Picture: FCBStudios

The Sheffield-based firm will build the cultural and social building known as Cambridge Street Collective and Elshaw House – a new low carbon office building.

A planning application for the two developments, which are being delivered by Sheffield City Council and strategic development partner Queensberry, was approved towards the end of 2020. Henry Boot Construction is getting work underway this week, with a completion target towards the end of 2022.

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Cambridge Street Collective, which also incorporates the Bethel Sunday School and Bethel Chapel, is viewed as the ‘cultural heart’ of the wider masterplan.

Elshaw House is a dark metal building that will incorporate approximately 70,000 sq ft of office space over seven floors. The building aims to be net zero carbon ready and contribute to the Sheffield City Council’s long-term ambitions to create a more sustainable and greener city centre.

Coun Mazher Iqbal, cabinet member for business and investment, said: “We are excited to see construction work on these key city centre projects gearing up. This is understandably an unsettling time for many of us, so it is particularly rewarding to see cultural and sustainable projects coming to fruition that will improve both our mental and physical wellbeing and help drive the local economy in the future.”

Tony Shaw, director for Henry Boot Construction, added: “This is a strategically important urban development project for Henry Boot Construction.”

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