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Sheffield Hallam Charles Street Building

25th February 2016

Howard St, Sheffield S1 1WB

Tour led by - Bond Bryan Architects

In February, we were lucky enough to be given a tour of the new Sheffield Hallam Building on Charles Street on a bright and sunny Spring day, just before it opens to the students.  We were shown round by Matt Hutton, the Project Architect and Duncan Hogg, the Project Runner.

The building, designed by Sheffield based Bond BryanArchitects, will house the Faculty of Development and Society, and Sheffield Institute of Education for Sheffield Hallam University.

Split into two main sections, an existing pedestrian route is kept through the centre of the building, providing a light and airy atrium, crossed by access walkways.  The project was developed through detailed consultation with Sheffield City Council, and has evolved greatly from the 2009 winning competition design.

Set over 6 levels, the mass and height of the building is adjusted at each corner, to reflect the scale of adjacent buildings such as Butcher Works and the new car parks on Arundel Gate.  This also gives the opportunity for a number of external terraces at various levels.  The Reglit panels and copious glazing reflect the surrounding context, both in design and via their mirroring qualities.

As some of the building will be open to the public, if you didn’t get a chance this time to visit, make sure you pop in when it’s open and have a wander along the pedestrian concourse.