Sellers Wheel 

The development of Sellers Wheel has been a resounding success and serves as a reminder of what once made Sheffield famous. Delivering such a well-received project in such economically taxing times is testament to the efforts of the whole project team, not least Cartwright Pickard.

Dale Fixter, Managing Director, City Estates

Client  City Estates
Location  Sheffield
Completion  2012
Cost  £3m

Services

  • RIBA stages 1-6
  • Feasibility study
  • Architectural design
  • Interior design
  • Listed building consent

Awards

  • Sheffield Design Awards - Best Building

This mixed-use scheme sits within a conservation area at the heart of the Cultural Industries Quarter in Sheffield. Cartwright Pickard’s design re-purposes a Grade-II listed industrial courtyard complex, to provide a restaurant and café on the ground floor, two storeys of office space above and an adjacent newly designed six-storey student accommodation block.

The proposals restore as much of the existing building at 151 Arundel Street as is structurally viable. The new building, which is set back from Arundel Street, is clearly distinguished from the old and avoids pastiche so as not to dilute the original built fabric. In keeping with the original street layout, the scheme is organised around a central courtyard, providing valuable amenity space for the development’s inhabitants.

The overall design recognises the evidential, historical and communal significance of the building and area, has conserved and enhanced the local historic fabric and context, whilst maximising the site’s income earning potential for the owner.Retention and refurbishment of the grade-II listed industrial warehouse is cross-funded by the new build student accommodation block. This helped to contribute to the character of the conservation area, and kept the planners and English Heritage happy. Sellers Wheel regenerates a run down post-industrial piece of city, celebrating its industrial heritage, using the raw industrial character of the existing buildings to add value to the development.

Photography Cloud 9 Photography