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Levelling Up: Adelphi Cinema in Attercliffe out to market

A CGI image of the Adelphi Cinema proposal

Plans to transform the unique Adelphi Cinema in Attercliffe are one step closer with the building now out to market.

Sheffield City Council acquired the former cinema earlier this year as part of the Attercliffe Levelling Up project and aims to develop the much-loved building into a vibrant and cultural hub, supporting the local community and wider.

The Council is now seeking occupiers to run the building as a mixed-use space – comprising of leisure, arts and music as well as supporting the health and wellbeing of residents. 

The Grade II listed building provides the opportunity to create a cultural space in the area and breath life back into Attercliffe High Street.

As well as the purchase of the building, the Levelling Up funding is being used to carry out building works to bring it up to an occupiable state.

All interested parties will need to submit their proposal by December 8th, 2023. Following this, the Council will shortlist a number of operators and request a more detailed proposal from the successful parties.

Cllr Ben Miskell, Chair of the Transport, Regeneration and Climate Policy Committee, said:

“We’re thrilled to announce the Adelphi Cinema building in Attercliffe is now on the market and we’re eager to hear from interested parties. The building forms one part of our ambitious plans for the area which will all come together to breathe new life into the community.

“For many years Attercliffe High Street has been in decline and it is fantastic to see projects such as this coming forward to breathe new life into the High Street for the benefit of local residents. It will provide a much-needed, and I’m sure much-welcomed, local facility and also serves to reuse a popular historic building in the city.

“As a Council we are committed to changing perceptions of Attercliffe and injecting new life and a sense of pride back into the area. I look forward to seeing the positive changes that are sure to come from this project.”

In October 2021, Sheffield City Council successfully bid for Levelling Up funding for two projects: Attercliffe and Gateway to Sheffield. The city was awarded £37m, with £17m allocated to Attercliffe and the other £20m to Gateway to Sheffield – encompassing the Castlegate site.

The £17m focuses on joining up investment in employment, travel and quality of life to strengthen the sense of community, create a welcoming environment and transform the perceptions of Attercliffe.

As well as the transformation of the Adelphi building, the proposals also focus on the Centre for Child Health Technology at the Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park which sees Sheffield City Council working in partnership with Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, Scarborough Group International and the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority, to create the world’s most advanced and integrated healthcare system for children.

In addition, the funding will be used to contribute to improving connectivity in the area, including creating better connections between Attercliffe High Street and the Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, a new cycle hub at Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park and improvements to streets to make them more welcoming.

Did you know?

  • The Adelphi Cinema building, which sits off Attercliffe Road, is a Grade II landmark property in Sheffield.
  • It operated as a cinema until 1967
  • It was vacant between 2006 and 2013
  • It has been used for storage from 2013

For info

The property is being marketed by Crosthwaite Commercial. Please contact Tom Shelton for more information on 0114 272 3888 or

The property is currently listed on Rightmove