Late last week, HLM Architects joined Councillor Mazher Iqbal of Sheffield City Council and representatives from Queensberry, Turner & Townsend, McLaughlin & Harvey for the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Radisson Blu Hotel. Demolition of Baker’s Row Pool House has completed and work on the new hotel building can begin.
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.
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, it will complement and adjoin the carefully retained Victorian façade along Pinstone Street.
Jamie Wilson, Director and Hospitality, Leisure & Culture Sponsor said “We are excited to be involved with this important project for Sheffield, our concept for the Radisson Blu is contemporary and modern, bespoke design features give a nod to Sheffield’s rich heritage. The rooftop bar and terrace will enhance the visitor experience and give unrivalled 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.”
Construction of the hotel, being carried out by McLaughlin & Harvey, is expected to be complete towards the end of 2023.