Sheffield Cathedral Regeneration Blog
As visitors to Sheffield will know there is an impressive Cathedral. It is a Grade 1 Listed Building located in the centre of Sheffield and it is without doubt the most impressive building in the whole city.
Like many churches it has stories to tell. William de Lovelet built the first church on this site and established the township of Sheffield through to the newly refurbished and welcoming building it is today. Howells Glazing were lucky enough to install one of our Hexagonal rooflights pictured below.
Pictures: Sheffield Cathedral Regeneration
Many events are held in the cathedral one of which was a – Royal Party
On 11th June Saturday the cathedral marked the Queen’s 90th birthday with a special celebration.
A ‘Kings and Queens’ banquet was held for 90 people over 70 years of age who had been nominated by members of the community to honour the contribution they have made in the community over many years.
The banquet included music from a Piano Trio and a Gospel choir and each
The banquet will include music from a Piano Trio and a Gospel choir and each person received a rose as a sign of God’s love for them. Guests will also received a complementary booklet entitled The Servant Queen And The King She Serves.
Within the city centre is an area of important buildings including Sheffield Town Hall, City Hall, Crucible Theatre and the Winter Garden, high quality public spaces including the Peace Gardens, Barkers Pool and Tudor Square, and commercial and shopping activity.
It also includes other new developments such as the 4-star St Paul’s hotel, new offices and the Millennium Square. This is known as the Heart of the City.
The Gold Route
This is a complex group of projects, providing a high quality environment for public places and spaces in the city centre. The Gold Route runs from the railway station to the University of Sheffield.
The journey from Sheffield Station to Devonshire Green via the Heart of the City (updated January 2011)
The Steel Route
This is a major proposal of the City Centre Master Plan which seeks to create a high quality, pedestrian friendly route from Moorfoot in the south to Castlegate and Victoria Quays in the north. It will complement the Gold Route and will be built to a similar high standard.
Upper Don Valley
This is the area from Rutland Road to Hillsborough to the north-west of the City Centre and includes Penistone Road, north Neepsend and the Claywheels Lane area.
Lower Don Valley
This is the area from Lady’s Bridge to Tinsley, including Darnall, Attercliffe and areas along the Sheffield and Rotherham boundary. We are working closely with colleagues in Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, recognising the similarity in landscape and the common opportunities and issues that exist in the neighbourin
We are working to support the regeneration of our great city, by developing its public spaces, supporting our local neighbourhoods and making them great places to live, support the generation of investment through business and help protect and enhance our green environments in Sheffield.
- thePorter Brook, theRivelin and the Sheaf. 61% of Sheffield’s entire area is green space Sheffield is well known for its steel production. Due to steel production the population increased tenfold but sadly due to international completion in iron and steel there was a decline in these industries in the 1970s and 1980s, coinciding with the collapse of mining in the area.
- The 21st century has seen extensive redevelopment in Sheffield along with other British cities. Sheffield’s gross value added (GVA) has increased by 60% since 1997, standing at £9.2 billion in 2007. The economy has experienced steady growth averaging around 5% annually, greater than that of the broader region of Yorkshire and the Humber.
The city is in the valleys of the River Don and its four tributaries, the Loxley,, and a third of the city lies within the Peak District national park. There are more than 250 parks, woodlands and gardens in the city, and an estimated 2 million trees, giving Sheffield the highest ratio of trees to people of any city in Europe. The city has a long sporting heritage, and is home to the world’s oldest football club.