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Levelling Up: Planning application approved for Harmony Works

The Harmony Works project has passed another significant milestone with the approval of its planning and listed buildings application, taking it one step closer towards its goal to create a new   home for music education in Sheffield.

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Business Sheffield supporting businesses to manage cost of living

The rising cost of living is putting pressure on businesses across the city, and the council is urging businesses to make use of free expert support to help them weather the challenge.

The Montgomery Theatre (left) and Orchard Square (right)

Future High Streets Fund: Businesses to benefit from investment to improve accessibility and create new event space

Two local businesses in the city centre could benefit from investment to help them develop, as part of the Future High Streets Fund.

Event Central mock up from Fargate

A place to showcase Sheffield talent: Planning application approved for Event Central on Fargate

The planning application for Event Central, a mixed-use cultural community hub on Fargate, has been approved.

Richard Eyre, South Yorkshire Police, Deputy Lord Mayor, Louise Harrison Walker, Dr. Alan Billings and Steve Lonnia stood holding the charter document

City comes together to improve the safety of Women and Girls

Key city organisations, partners and businesses have come together to pledge their support to make Sheffield a safer city for women and girls with the launch of Sheffield’s first Women and Girls Night-Time Safety Charter.

Town Hall and the Fargate containers

Delay to Fargate containers

Richard Eyre, Director of Streetscene and Regulations, has issued a statement after learning that the Fargate containers will not be opening on Monday, October 17, as expected.

Fieldwork begins at Castlegate

Next stage of fieldwork complete at Castlegate

Geoarchaeological fieldwork required for plans to regenerate the historic area of Castlegate is now complete.

The Fargate containers in Sheffield City Centre

Fargate containers: Shops, bars and restaurant hub to open from October 17

The Fargate Containers are set to open on October 17, with exciting street food offers and local independent retail units.

Doncaster Sheffield Airport building

Doncaster Sheffield Airport: Statement from Sheffield City Council

Our region deserves decent transport links, a fair chance to attract inward investment and international connectivity.

Former John Lewis building

Councillors agree not to appeal to Historic England over Grade II listing

Councillors have agreed not to call for a review of the Grade II listing of the former John Lewis building.

Event Central mock up

Council progresses plans for Event Central on Fargate

Plans to create a vibrant cultural community hub on Fargate are progressing, with the Council seeking an operator to run the space.

A bird's eye view of the former John Lewis building in Barker's Pool

John Lewis building now Grade II listed

Yesterday Historic England listed the former John Lewis building, in Barker’s Pool, at Grade II on the National Heritage List for England.

Sheffield Town Hall, showing the clock tower and front facade

Sheffield ‘phoney’ businessman ordered to pay £1.1m by courts

A Sheffield businessman has been ordered to pay over £1m following a Confiscation Order at Sheffield Crown Court.

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New Sheffield Connect city centre bus service

A new bus service connecting 12 stops in and around Sheffield City Centre has launched today, providing residents and visitors the opportunity to hop onto the bus from the train, tram or other bus services.

Archaeologists in orange hi-vis clothing stand in front of a borehole drill with Principle Development Officer Ruth Masoon and Cllr Julie Grocutt

Milestone for Castlegate regeneration as geoarchaeological work begins

The next major phase in Sheffield City Council’s plans to regenerate the historic area of Castlegate gets underway this week as essential geoarchaeological work begins.

Sheffield Town Hall flies a Ukrainian flag and lights up the clock face in yellow and blue in solidarity with Ukraine

Statement on Sheffield's ambition to host Eurovision 2023

Following the BBC’s announcement that Eurovision 2023 will be held in the UK, Sheffield will be entering a bid to become the host city.

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Fargate shipping container park continues to develop

Sheffield City Council and Yorkshire Water have agreed an approach that will see a shipping container attraction installed on Fargate.

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Digital Innovation Grant re-opens for applications

Businesses across South Yorkshire are invited to apply for grant funding designed to help companies in the region embrace new forms of digital technology and drive growth.

Sheffield: Your University Campaign

New campaign to help people outside Sheffield discover the city’s uniqueness

The campaign aims to show prospective students what our city has to offer.

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Grants of up to £12,499 available to support businesses to increase productivity

Contact Business Sheffield to find out more on how to apply today.

Team Sheffield at UKREiiF

Sheffield delegation showcases an exciting time for our city at UKREiiF

Acting CEO Eugene Walker and Director of City Futures, Kate Martin were among the representatives for Team Sheffield. 

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Call for projects to transform empty units on high street

Expressions of Interest must be submitted by 22nd May. 

Barker's Pool

Council inviting proposals to transform former John Lewis site

The Barker's Pool Building occupies a key site in the city centre. 

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Digital Innovation Grant scheme re-opens

Apply for funding now

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Roxy Ball Room to open in Heart of the City this summer

Roxy Ball Room will be the latest addition to £470m regeneration scheme. 

The Leadmill at night

Statement: The Leadmill

When people talk about music in Sheffield they talk about the Leadmill, it's part of our fabric and we absolutely do not want to see it go.

Eccesall Road

Final call to apply for Omicron Business Grant

The Council is encouraging eligible business to apply for the Omicron Hospitality, Accommodation and Leisure Grant before the extended deadline - March 11.

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Millions of pounds paid to local businesses to boost Covid bounce back

More than £4m has been paid to businesses affected by Omicron. 

Lisa Birkett, owner of Happy Hare independent fabric shop and member of Station Road Business Forum, Chapeltown

Ten Sheffield high streets set to receive £500k investment

Sheffield City Council has announced further areas which will be supported by its Economic Recovery Fund, an innovative grant set up in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic to support local high streets and hard-hit sectors.

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Construction begins on landmark park for city centre

Work will start on site this month. 

A business officer (right) meets with a business owner (left) in Sheffield

Business Information Officers to continue supporting Sheffield for another year

Information Officers who provided much-needed support to businesses across Sheffield during the pandemic are set to continue their work for another year.

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City centre set for transformation as 20-year plan to be agreed

Sheffield's new vision for the city centre is set to be agreed this week.