Office Space in Central Sheffield Gets Major Refurb After Demand Increase

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Office Space in Central Sheffield – A major refurbishment is being planned for one of Sheffield’s most prestigious and sought after city centre office buildings.

As part of the proposed scheme, Fountain Precinct, built in the 70s and amongst the first in Sheffield with air conditioning, will have a new and extended reception area and entrance onto Barkers Pool.

The ultra-modern reception area will complement extensive refurbishment of the office space and renewal of the main lifts in Fountain Precinct, which has attracted some of the area’s top businesses as tenants.

Fountain Precinct – named after the fountain formerly standing at the top of Fargate – was built on the site of the former Grand Hotel, which operated between 1910 and 1971 and offered 300 bedrooms, a lounge with an orchestra, a ballroom and Sheffield’s first ‘American bar’. Its replacement was designed to tap into Sheffield’s rising commercial fortunes in the Seventies.

Rebecca Schofield, from commercial property consultants Knight Frank, who act as agents for Fountain Precinct, said: “The building’s prominent and accessible location next to restaurants, shops and bars has always been attractive to businesses needing high quality office space and the proposed refurbishment will enhance its appeal even more.”

The multi-storey building totals 112,000 square feet of office space and is home to such companies as engineers Atkins Consultants Ltd, insurance brokers Aon Ltd., the Co-operative Bank PLC and Wrigleys Solicitors, to name but a few. Recent demand for the premises has increased and two further wings are currently under offer.

Rebecca added: “As the economy begins to turn, we are expecting plenty of interest in the available accommodation, especially with the refurbishment of the reception areas commencing shortly. Available accommodation ranges from 1,700 sq ft upwards and provides modern open-plan floor plates with air conditioning, good natural light and on site car parking.”

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Source: Knight Frank PR

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