SHEFFIELD DESIGN AWARDS 2018 – OPEN FOR ENTRIES

The biennial Sheffield Design Awards (SDA) held its 2018 launch at the Town Hall on 10th May. Master Cutler, Ken Cooke, gave a hearty and supportive speech to open the call for entries. Now open for submissions by built environment professionals, the awards celebrate high design quality in buildings, open […]

Gateway Business Centre, Attercliffe – Candidate – Sheffield Design Awards People’s Award 2012

Confirm your vote for the Gateway Business Centre in the People’s Award 2012. SPACES has restored and converted the Attercliffe Baths and Library to create the Gateway Business Centre, which provides business spaces for SME companies on the approach to the city. Their regeneration work and passion for this once neglected […]

The Clash’s first ever gig was in Sheffield!

The Clash played their first gig at The Black Swan pub in Sheffield on 4 July 1976 along with The Buzzcocks supporting The Sex Pistols.  The band played a four song set that night, which included Protex Blue – later to feature on their debut album The Clash (released on […]

Sheffield – City of Peace

Next time you are in the Peace Gardens look up at the chimney over the Ha Ha Bar 8-12 St Paul’s Parade.  You’ll see a stainless steel sculpture, by Sheffield based artist Richard Bartle, which features seven life-size doves.  Richard’s work is inspired by Pablo Picasso’s visit to Sheffield for the […]

Europe’s ‘Greenest City’ is also one of its most economically successful … and a great place to live. How did it get there?

Public Lecture by Prof. Wulf Daseking, Head of Urban Planning, City of Freiburg followed by discussion (Friday 16 March 4pm – 6pm Peak Lecture Theatre , Sheffield Hallam University) Freiberg in South Germany is often cited as Europe’s ‘greenest city’ for sustainability with extensive low-energy housing, a strong commitment to […]

Adela Pankhurst – International Women’s Day 2012

To mark International Women’s Day celebrations, we are pleased to confirm that a street party will take place between 11am and 1pm  this Saturday (10 March 2012)  in Marlborough Road, Sheffield by the Moor Oaks Triangle Residents Save No 45 Campaign. The event will see the unveiling of a plaque at 12 Noon […]

A Celebration of Sheffield’s Brutalist Legacy

‘Brutalist Speculations and Flights of Fancy’ on Friday 9 September (11am – 7.30pm) is an exploration of Sheffield’s six best Brutalist buildings (Park Hill, Castle Markets, the Electricity Substation on Moore Street, The Holy Cross Church on Spotswood Mount, Norton Water Tower and Psalter Lane Art School.  The event at the Site Gallery will open […]

Sheffield Tap – best conversion to pub award winner!

The Sheffield Tap has been awarded the “Best Conversion to Pub” award by CAMRA and English Heritage.   This prestigous award follows hot on the heels of last years National Railway Heritage Award, which was presented by Pete Waterman OBE at London’s Guild Hall.  A plaque now adorns the entrance […]

Western Bank Library wins again!

Congratulations to Avanti Architects, Admiral Construction, Turner & Townsend and the University of Sheffield for the refurbishment of Western Bank Library, which has just won the RICS Pro Yorkshire Award for the best Building Conversion in the region. At the Sheffield Design Awards 2010 the project won best Renovation and Avanti Director John Allan, […]