Sisk win £25m Sheffield scheme


Sisk will carry out landscaping works in Fargate, Sheffield, as part of the city’s green regeneration. 

Street scene plan for Fargate development.
Credit: Sisk.

Sheffield City Council has appointed Sisk to carry out landscaping work in Fargate, as part of its £25 million Fargate and High Street regeneration scheme. 

Inspired by the city’s Grey to Green project, Sisk will lead the park and greenery transformation of the 2,500 sqm site, which will become a community space for visitors and residents. 

Construction will start in April, with an estimated completion date of Summer 2024. 

Inside the job 

With landscaping, Sisk will carry out green planting and lighting works at Fargate, and will enlarge and enhance the events area near Leopold Street. 

The firm will also install public water points, seating, and ‘buried bins’ in the area, as well as an automated rise-and-fall bollard system for vehicles looking to enter the space. 

Wider regeneration 

Sheffield Council has put plans forward to redevelop Fargate into a social hub, connecting the city centre to Castlegate Quarter. 

With the green development, other plans in the project include refurbishment of the six-storey Event Central community hub at 20-26 Fargate, and the ‘Front Door Scheme’, which is looking to increase the access of new homes and offices in buildings around the area. 

In 2020, Sheffield, with support from the University of Sheffield, received £15.8 million for the Fargate scheme from the the Future High Streets Fund. 

The South Yorkshire Combined Authority is also funding the project through the £50 million Transforming Cities Fund. 

The council opened up bids for its Event Central development in 2022, but has not managed to appoint a builder and operator. 

On the recent Sisk appointment, Sisk’s UK civils managing director, Dominic Hodges, said: “We’ll be working closely with local businesses and residents throughout construction to ensure this work causes minimal disruption. 

“We’ll also continue to work with communities to offer opportunities for employment and work experience while we’re on site.” 

Sisk was approached for further comment on the project. 

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