HLM Architects delivers Flagship Hotel to heart of Sheffield

The new flagship Radisson Blu hotel in the heart of Sheffield has officially opened its doors.

The global brand – renowned for its unparalleled service, comfort, and style – will open as a key component of Sheffield’s transformative £480m Heart of the City development.

Designed by HLM Architects, working with Turner & Townsend and McLaughlin & Harvey, the flagship hotel consists of 154 luxury rooms, with bespoke contemporary, design features that complement Sheffield’s heritage and the retained Victorian facade along Pinstone Street.

Delia Harmston, studio director at HLM Architects, said:

“This stunning development in the cultural heart of our home city Sheffield is the final, crucial piece in the jigsaw, forming the gateway into the wider Heart of the City masterplan. The design carefully combines new and old to knit the new hotel architecture into the historic city fabric. We are hugely proud to have been involved from inception through to completion on this significant and complex development overlooking Sheffield’s most prominent public space – the Peace Gardens. Without a doubt, the best views in the city are from the new roof top bar.”

Accommodating visitors for both work and relaxation, the hotel scheme boasts a rooftop bar, terrace and restaurant with panoramic city views, additional conference facilities and a flexible event space.

A commitment to preserving Sheffield’s Victorian heritage has been integral to the development, and the retention of historic facades and the incorporation of complementary materials and colours ensures the new development reflects the city’s strong identity.

Ben Carrack, associate at HLM Architects and project lead, said:

“Situated just a two-minute walk from our Sheffield studio, located on a highly constrained site, this development presented many challenges throughout the journey. Technically, this has been an extremely complex project with many aspects to navigate, including the careful demolition of the existing building fabric, ground works over existing basements, retention and restoration of the historic Pinstone Street façade and works to neighbouring Party Walls. The end result is something I am incredibly proud to have been involved with. It has been a privilege to work on such a significant project, not just for HLM, but also for our city.”

As an integral part of the Heart of the City development, Radisson Blu Sheffield plays a pivotal role in the ongoing revitalization of Sheffield’s urban landscape, while raising the city’s profile as a major destination for business and leisure. The development aims to create a dynamic and sustainable city centre, blending modern architecture with historic charm, and fostering economic growth and community engagement.

Andrew Davison, project director at Queensberry, said:

“This milestone of six years’ hard work is a proud moment for Queensberry, Sheffield City, and for me personally. The hotel will boost the local economy with new jobs, while setting a new benchmark in hotel quality with Raddison’s well-renowned international brand very deserving of what is now a landmark building in Sheffield.”

Delia added:

“The Radisson Blu signifies completion of a further significant project in HLM’s portfolio of high quality, inspirational hospitality projects HLM’s hospitality portfolio continues to grow from strength to strength, and our interiors team has developed a bespoke design which is reflective of the Radisson brand, but also unmistakably Sheffield.”

For more information on HLM Architects, visit www.hlmarchitects.com.