3 St Paul’s Place, the final part of the pioneering £130 million Heart of the City project and the first speculative office building in Sheffield to be developed since the recession, has completed.
The 10-storey, state-of-the-art office development, which comprises 78,000 sq. ft. of prime Grade A office space with each 8,000 sq. ft. floor offering offices suites from 2,000 sq. ft, is now ready for immediate occupation.
The construction of 3 St Paul’s Place, which is rated as BREEAM excellent, went ahead following a landmark agreement between developers CTP and U+I (formerly Development Securities) with Sheffield City Council and the Department for Communities and Local Government.
The architects of 3 St Paul’s Place is Manchester-based Hodder and Partners while SpaceInvader designed the interior aspects of the building including the main reception space and common areas. It was built by Bowmer and Kirkland.
David Topham, director of Manchester-based developers CTP, commented: “These are exciting times for St Paul’s Place, which is now an established high-quality office location in the heart of Sheffield. The building, which marks the revival of confidence in Sheffield city centre, has been completed and we look forward to welcoming Arup, our first occupiers, shortly.
“The practical completion of the building is a proud moment for all the team associated with the development of 3 St Paul’s Place and I am delighted to report that there is now huge interest in the building.
“The building itself is the most modern – and the greenest – in Sheffield. It is the final important piece in the jigsaw of the Heart of the City initiative, which has transformed the city centre into one of the finest in the North of England,” he added.
Already Arup, the global engineering consultancy, has taken 16,000 sq ft of quality office space at 3 St Paul’s Place.
John and Nicola were delighted to attend the official opening of 3 St Paul’s Place last week.