Multi-million pound Sheffield warehouse conversion plan set to create 40 flats

Work on the Nichols building in Shalesmoor is slated to begin this summer, with the opening in May 2022, says developer Ashgate.

It plans to create private apartments and 10,000 m² of commercial space while retaining the original features such as mosaic tiles, stone and masonry.

The building is located off the two lane Shalesmoor Expressway near the Shalesmoor roundabout, on the opposite side of Kelham Island.

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This is what the Nichols building could look like

Originally used as a warehouse for grocers, it was a vintage emporium before it closed in September 2018. It has been empty since then.

Matthew Jacques, Ashgate Director, said, “The Nichols Building has a rich history and is an iconic place on Kelham Island, so we were determined to give it a new life. Our project will not only bring the building back to productive use, but also enable Sheffield residents to live a sustainable, environmentally friendly life. “

Construction and renovation work will be done first, he added. Then the local design firm 93ft will install a “minimalist” interior.

In 2018, The Star reported that the Nichols Building Antique and Vintage Center was closing to make way for a £ 6 million redevelopment of shops, cafes, bars, and nearly 50 apartments.

What the inside might look like.

Ashgate borrows £ 3.25 million from Lloyds Bank.

Peter Egan from Lloyds said: “Forward-looking concepts like this not only help preserve and regenerate the popular commons, but also create new homes that are truly sustainable.”

The announcement comes when Leeds developer Citu announces plans for 113 homes on Kelham Island.

The Nichols Building in 2018. Photo by Dean Atkins

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