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Having watched with anticipation the refurbishment of the General Post Office in the Square, I'm glad to see its coming back to what it once was, no windows smashed, lead replaced. The top right hand side of the building has completely been rebuilt and it does give you an idea on how it must have looked when it was first built. I did think that the rest of the stonework would have been cleaned but it doesn't seem to be getting done. It must have been fantastic when it was first built.

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You have to hand it to earlier generations who built things on a grand scale and built them to last. I always admire the iron railings and wonder at ,not only the skill that made them, but at their cost. Sadly, in these days of budgetary control and "lean design" one wonders if our Great grandchildren will be able to say the same about us...I think, especially of the monstrosity which is being erected on the old Jessop's Hospital site.

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You have to hand it to earlier generations who built things on a grand scale and built them to last. I always admire the iron railings and wonder at ,not only the skill that made them, but at their cost. Sadly, in these days of budgetary control and "lean design" one wonders if our Great grandchildren will be able to say the same about us...I think, especially of the monstrosity which is being erected on the old Jessop's Hospital site.

My sentiments entirely, I was passing Arundel Lane this morning and all the old workshops and ancillary buildings have been totally obliterated and University buildings which look absolutely appalling, have been build in their place. I think it's criminal that these new buildings which all look the same have replaced Sheffields heritage.

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My sentiments entirely, I was passing Arundel Lane this morning and all the old workshops and ancillary buildings have been totally obliterated and University buildings which look absolutely appalling, have been build in their place. I think it's criminal that these new buildings which all look the same have replaced Sheffields heritage.

I completely agree. What makes this even worse is that the old building was listed, which should have prevented them from knocking it down. I wonder how the university managed to persuade the council to allow it?

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Knew the building well as worked for PO. At the back it housed the central delivery office and stores. Upstairs there was a maze of corridors which changed levels with some MASSIVE rooms which used to house the telephonists from the old GPO.

Some rooms were very plush in their day and at the far end there was a large snooker room. There were lifts but I preferred the winding staircases with oak balustrades.

Also been told today that Sheffield University is going to redevelop the former staff club (think later called the University Arms) on Western Bank. Another interesting building going and one I had my wedding reception in as Vox will remember.

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Also been told today that Sheffield University is going to redevelop the former staff club (think later called the University Arms) on Western Bank. Another interesting building going and one I had my wedding reception in as Vox will remember.

Yes I do remember, - now you've reminded me. lol

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Animation of the £9m renovation of Sheffield’s Head Post Office

Edited by SteveHB

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