Contractor named on flagship hotel development in Sheffield city centre
The development of a new hotel in the centre of Sheffield has moved forward with the appointment of a contractor.
McLaughlin & Harvey, the construction firm that worked on the recent renovation of The Moor, has been appointed on the flagship Radisson Blu hotel development on Pinstone Street.
Work began this week on the hotel, which will comprise 154 bedrooms as well as retail and hospitality units at ground-floor level and a rooftop bar.
Gary Bell, operations director for McLaughlin & Harvey Ltd, commented: “McLaughlin & Harvey is delighted to have been selected by Sheffield City Council and Queensberry to deliver this next stage of the Heart of the City redevelopment.
“We bring the experience from our ever-expanding expertise in the leisure sector and look forward to working with our local supply chain.”
The hotel is part of the Heart of the City programme, which is being delivered by Sheffield City Council and its strategic development partner Queensberry.
Andrew Davison, project director at Queensberry, explained: “We are very pleased with the appointment of McLaughlin & Harvey and the experience they bring in the construction of hotels.
“We are also extremely excited to see one the final pieces of Heart of the City get underway and it is a great example of what we are trying to achieve – attracting premium brands and breathing new life into the city of Sheffield.”
Cllr Terry Fox, leader of Sheffield City Council, commented: “We are excited to see construction work on the Radisson Blu site get underway.
“We believe that the arrival of Radisson Blu – a brand of real quality and prestige – will be key to the ongoing rejuvenation of our city centre and will support the city to thrive as part of our post-Covid economic recovery.”
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