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One of Sheffield’s most iconic buildings is getting a face-lift ahead of the next chapter in its 100 year history.
It’s a fantastic location and an important part of the city’s heritage and these works will both respect its history and celebrate its position as a lasting landmark within the city
Throughout the heavy rainfall of the summer and autumn, the Straddle Warehouse at Victoria Quays has been given a new fresh new look, which has put it back on the map as one of Sheffield’s most celebrated landmarks.
The warehouse at the Sheffield & Tinsley Canal terminus dates back to around 1900 and is Grade II Listed, being one of the last purpose built warehouses on the canal. Due to limited space at the canal basin, and for the purposes of unloading grain, the warehouse was designed and built on stilts over the water. It was operational until its closure in 1970 after which it was renovated for office use in 1994.
The office space has recently been vacated, which has given us an ideal opportunity to revamp the warehouse. The exterior has been redecorated and the eastern elevation of the warehouse, facing the canal basin has been fitted with subtle coloured lighting to highlight the architectural and engineering qualities of the building during the evening. The interior of the warehouse is to be refitted to provide contemporary office space, which is now available for lease.
Rebecca Wilkin, estates surveyor for the Trust said: “The Straddle Warehouse at Victoria Quays is among the most high profile buildings in Sheffield and this is a great opportunity to put this proud old building back on the map. It’s a fantastic location and an important part of the city’s heritage and these works will both respect its history and celebrate its position as a lasting landmark within the city.
“There are few locations in Sheffield with such character and this identity, combined with its on-site parking and other facilities, will make this a popular and prominent location for local businesses.”
The Straddle Warehouse will be available to let from early 2013 and will provide a total 20,700 sq ft of office space made up from four-floors of circa 5,200 sq ft each, with on-site car parking and the potential for the property to be either occupied as a whole or split into floor plate office suites.
The property will be marketed on behalf of Canal & River Trust by Knight Frank and Agency Partner on 0114 2413903.
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