Sheffield banks on HSBC
Published: 07 September, 2016
Sheffield Retail Quarter starts to take shape
A full planning application for first phase of the new Sheffield Retail Quarter has been submitted and HSBC has agreed to kickstart the development by signing a 15-year lease on a 140,000-sq ft office building. Construction is set to get under way in Spring 2017, with completion due in Spring 2019.
The premium office block will be located between Wellington Street, Cambridge Street, Charter Row and Furnival Gate. The first phase of the long-awaited retail quarter will also include 60,000 sq ft of retail units
Cllr Leigh Bramall, deputy leader of Sheffield City Council, said: “Sheffield Retail Quarter is now becoming a reality. Having a major international company like HSBC on board gives the core of our city centre, and the burgeoning business and financial services cluster located there, a great boost. HSBC is one of the largest businesses in Sheffield and its new location in the retail quarter will enable it to invest in a modern office space for employees with high quality shops, cafes and public spaces on their doorstep.”