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Groundbreaking at Sheffield’s flagship hotel development


Construction of the city centre’s flagship new Radisson Blu hotel officially got underway with the milestone marked by an official groundbreaking ceremony.

Councillor Mazher Iqbal of Sheffield City Council was joined for the ceremony by representatives from Queensberry, Turner & Townsend, McLaughlin & Harvey, and HLM Architects.

As part of the Council and Strategic Development Partner Queensberry’s Heart of the City programme, the new building will be positioned between Burgess Steet and Pinstone Street. Housing the hotel’s 154 bedrooms, the new building will complement and adjoin the carefully retained Victorian façade along Pinstone Street.

Renowned for its unparalleled service, comfort and style, the arrival of Radisson Blu is seen as a key driver in helping to attract new business opportunities to the city centre, while raising its profile as a major destination for business and leisure.

Serving to enhance Sheffield’s social scene, an upmarket rooftop bar and terrace is also planned for the hotel, affording striking views over the Peace Gardens.

Councillor Mazher Iqbal, Executive Member for City Futures: Development, Culture and Regeneration at Sheffield City Council, commented, “We are excited to celebrate work getting underway on the Radisson Blu hotel. The careful retention of the beautiful Pinstone Street façade is a truly impressive sight and we’re looking forward to seeing how it will connect into the new build. The Heart of the City programme is about creating the right environment for us to attract premium brands to Sheffield and Radisson Blu is a perfect example of this ambition becoming a reality.”

Andrew Davison, Project Director at Queensberry, added, “It’s great to see the progress being made on Heart of the City and the transformation of Sheffield city centre continue. We are very excited about the opening of the Radisson Blu hotel next year and the completion of the project.”

Conor McKenna, McLaughlin & Harvey Senior Project Manager, commented, “We are delighted to mark the first official milestone at our Heart of the City project. Groundworks are now progressing well, ahead of the arrival of the steel frame and precast floors in the coming months.”