FCBStudios has been appointed as architect for a mixed-use leisure scheme in Sheffield City Centre.

The complex, referred to as Block H, is part of Heart of the City II, one of Sheffield’s major current economic projects. Backed by Sheffield City Council, with Queensberry as its key delivery partner, it is not just a retail scheme, but a mixed-use, vibrant quarter right at the heart of the city and synonymous with everything the city is trying to achieve.

Located at the very core of the city centre, it will bind together the old and the new, keeping the existing street patterns and quirky historic buildings but adding in striking new architecture and unique outdoor spaces. Rooted in the city’s unique character, Heart of the City II will provide a new home for Sheffield’s cultural, commercial and creative trailblazers.

FCBStudios has been selected for a £1.8 million contract covering a £40 million retail, food and beverage, and leisure complex, on a 12,825m2 site which  will be made up of new build blocks alongside retained, historic buildings and respond sensitively to several key heritage buildings

Alex Whitbread, Partner at FCBStudios said “We are delighted to be working with Sheffield City Council and Queensberry on the regeneration of the Heart of the City II masterplan. This is a key site, right in the centre of Sheffield, where there’s a fantastic opportunity to re-establish a coherent urban grain connecting existing and historic fabric with substantial new buildings around a major new public space.”