The Sheffield City Centre has received the plans for £300m development in the first phase. The plans of West Bar development involve construction of a 100,000 sq ft office building and 368 build-to-rent residential apartments.
The first phase of No1 West Bar Square, cost at £150m, is the office building, which comprises eight storeys of large floor plate office accommodation with ground floor retail and leisure provision. Architect is 5plus.
The developer is Urbo (West Bar) Ltd, which is a joint venture of Peveril Securities that includes the development arm of Bowmer & Kirkland; and Urbo Regeneration, which is itself a joint venture of Arnold Laver Group, Bolsterstone, and AGD Regeneration.
The money comes from Legal & General, which agreed a deal with Urbo in April 2020. Reserved matters planning applications have now been submitted to Sheffield City Council for the first phase.
The plans are for a second Legal & General-funded 100,000 sq ft office building, alongside a further application for a 450-space multi storey car park to serve West Bar. Urbo has been working with Sheffield City Council for several years to bring forward this scheme.
This construction is placed by the inner ring road between the Kelham Island district and Sheffield’s Cathedral and Castlegate Quarters. Compulsory purchases order to complete assembly of site was confirmed when West Bar was granted outline planning consent in 2017, and in 2019.