Phase III will consist of an iconic, futuristic building
to really put Sheffield on the map.
Although the plans are being refined, the initial designs include 200,000 sq feet of offices, 'sophisticated' retail and approximately 200 apartments on the site of the now demolished Sheaf House and Dyson House adjacent to the recently refurbished Midland Station.
The designs feature a high rise tower mixing residential and commercial office space. It will be futuristic and iconic, emphatically bringing to life key gateways to the city - the station and the nearby Parkway.
Behind the designs are world renowned architects Make Architects - the team responsible for the Swiss RE (better known as the Gherkin) in London. Seen as an extension of Sheffield City Council's award-winning Sheaf Square, the new complex has been inspired by the geological features of Sheffield's golden frame - the Peak District.
The designs show public access through the building to Sheaf Square and Porter Brook and dramatic views across the city including the new-look, award winning, city centre.
Sheffield City Council Chief Executive Sir Bob Kerslake said: "This is a bold and exciting proposal which would put Sheffield on the map. It is a tangible example of the new found ambition and confidence in the city. We are still at an early stage but I very much hope that this vision can be realised."