Sheffield’s Heart of the City Development

My new hometown of Sheffield is one of many cities coming to terms with the closures of big retail chains. Recent news of John Lewis pulling out of its iconic landmark building in the town seems to be a tipping point. How to address the seismic change in the usage patterns of legacy city centre architecture?

Much has been written about the advantages of the change of use from retail to residential. Originally focused on a younger demographic as the infrastructure needed is cheaper. But recent studies have looked at bringing younger families in from the outskirts, which is tricky…


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