As an International hotel brand with a reputation for excellence, the arrival of Radisson Blu as part of the Heart of the City development in Sheffield, is expected to attract new business opportunities into the city, while raising its profile as an attractive destination.
Working closely with heritage specialists, the Council and consultants, HLM’s concept design responds to and enhances the architectural history of the site.
Accommodating visitors for both work and relaxation, the hotel will be housed behind the charming facades of Palatine Chambers and City Mews. Replacing Barkers Pool House on Burgess Street will be a second complementary building, containing the majority of the hotel’s 154-bedrooms.
A commitment to preserving Sheffield’s Victorian heritage has been integral to the development of the proposals. The retention of historic facades and the incorporation of complementary materials and colours ensures the new development reflects the city’s strong historic identity. The scheme also includes a rooftop bar, restaurant and terrace overlooking the Peace Gardens.
In developing the interior concept we incorporated what makes Sheffield special. Taking elements from Sheffield’s past and present and combining them to create an abstract celebration of the city. Guests will be able to enjoy the surrounding architectural grandeur while enjoying new luxurious contemporary facilities.
In developing the interior concept for this landmark hotel our team wanted to incorporate what makes Sheffield special. Known as the ‘Steel City’, nestled on the edge of the Peak District; the City and it’s surroundings couldn’t be more conflicting. Taking elements from Sheffield’s past and present and combined them to create an abstract celebration of the city. Guests will be able to enjoy the surrounding architectural grandeur while enjoying new luxurious contemporary facilities.
HLM’s interior designers incorporated complementary materials and a palette of natural colours to ensure the new development reflects the City’s strong historical identity.
The hotel will be unmistakably Radisson Blu, but unmistakably Sheffield.
Delia Harmston, Sheffield Studio Director at HLM Architects said: “It’s hard to overstate how important this project is to our Sheffield Studio. The team are acutely aware of the importance of the site and surrounding historical context. We have consulted widely with planning officers, urban designers, local community and heritage groups and the success of this engagement is reflected in unanimous support from planning committee members. This project will preserve our urban heritage, breathe new life into the city centre and create a publicly accessible landmark with views across the Peace Gardens and towards the Town Hall.”