The bank, the furnace and the flats
Sheffield’s heritage will blend with a modern day tower block after councillors backed plans for city centre flats to be built around a historic furnace.
The former HSBC building on Hoyle Street will be demolished to make way for 658 student bed spaces and 247 residential units.
A key part of the development will be the preservation of a cementation furnace on the site. This dates back to when the site housed steelworks and the furnace is now noted as a Scheduled Ancient Monument and Grade II listed building.
Designed for the manufacture of blister steel, the original raw material for... read more
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