Landmark moment for Sheffield City Centre

Landmark moment for Sheffield City Centre

The first speculative office building to be constructed in Sheffield since the recession has been completed.

3 St Paul’s Place, the final part of the pioneering £130m Heart of the City project, marks the “revival of confidence in Sheffield city centre,” according to developers CTP.

The 10-storey, state-of-the-art office development, which comprises 78,000 sq ft of prime Grade A office space, is now ready for immediate occupation.

3 St Paul’s Place, which is rated as BREEAM excellent, went ahead following a landmark agreement between developers CTP and U+I (formerly Development Securities) with Sheffield City Council and the Department for Communities and Local Government. It was built by Bowmer and Kirkland.

David Topham, director of Manchester-based developers CTP, said: “These are exciting times for St Paul’s Place, which is now an established high-quality office location in the heart of Sheffield.

“The building, which marks the revival of confidence in Sheffield city centre, has been completed and we look forward to welcoming Arup, our first occupiers, shortly.

“The practical completion of the building is a proud moment for all the team associated with the development of 3 St Paul’s Place and I am delighted to report that there is now huge interest in the building.”

“The building itself is the most modern – and the greenest – in Sheffield. It is the final important piece in the jigsaw of the Heart of the City initiative, which has transformed the city centre into one of the finest in the North of England,” he added.

Arup, the global engineering consultancy, has already taken 16,000 sq ft of quality office space at 3 St Paul’s Place