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Work has been going on some time and it really looks like they're making solid progress digging down to the castle ruins and bringing it to the surface.

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What is the long term plan for the site @Sheffield History

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Just now, Stu_1981 said:

What is the long term plan for the site @sheffieldhistory

 

I'm not 100%

I think it's going to be opened up as an open space for relaxing - a bit like The Peace Gardens, and hopefully with some of the castle features on show.

I think that's what I heard - I'd need to check up and find out

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3 minutes ago, Sheffield History said:

 



I think it's going to be opened up as an open space for relaxing - a bit like The Peace Gardens, and hopefully with some of the castle features on show.

 

That would be excellent! 

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9 minutes ago, Stu_1981 said:

That would be excellent! 


Yeah fingers crossed it happens

The procedure

A Castlegate Partnership including the Friends of the Old Town Hall and of Sheffield Castle, the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University, the Culture Consortium, local hoteliers and traders as well as ourselves has been formed to promote a collaborative and innovative approach to regenerating the area.

Several key place-making interventions are proposed including: 

  1. Archaeological and structural investigation of the Castle Market site, aimed at creating a new green space on the Castle site and defining potential small development sites.
     
  2. Removing the structurally unsound River Sheaf culvert which runs under part of the site and the creation of a new riverside pocket park to be known as Sheaf Field. Funding bids to progress this project are expected to be determined in June 2016.
     
  3. Reclaiming areas of redundant former ring road for public space, sustainable drainage and other uses with improved connection to Victoria Quays through the next phase of the Grey 2 Green Corridor Restoration.
     
  4. New uses for the historic Old Town Hall.
     
  5. Completion of the office and mixed use development on Broad Street. West/Exchange Street known as The Square.
  6. Imaginative new uses for other buildings such as the listed Castle House Co-op Department Store, other vacant shops and the former multi-storey stables on the riverside.
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Am just trying to find mockup's of what the area will look like. The above image is the intended final thing!

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  • A major archaeological dig to reveal Castlegate's "hidden history and landscape" and reconnect it with the nearby canal basin at Victoria Quays
  • Uncovering of the underground River Sheaf, which gave Sheffield its name
  • Designs to turn "redundant road space along Exchange Street and Castlegate into colourful meadows" - the Grey to Green corridor currently runs past the city's law courts on West Bar
  • Empty shops and buildings on Exchange Street and Waingate transformed and used for new shops, cafes, arts and music spaces, and start-up tech businesses. Castle House Co-op, the former Sheffield Stock Exchange, Hancock and Lants stable building and Canada House will be brought back to life
  • Museums Sheffield, commissioned by the University of Sheffield, has begun the first professional evaluation of the Castle Remains collection
  • Preventing further deterioration of the 200-year-old Grade II-listed derelict Old Town Hall on Waingate
  • A new conservation area to protect the historic townscape
  • Security patrols to protect the castle site
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I didn't know about the Old Town Hall on Waingate!

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1 minute ago, Stu_1981 said:

I didn't know about the Old Town Hall on Waingate!

 


I think the council finally managed to get the owners to see sense (or forced them), so it should be developed nicely now..

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Thanks for posting that Steve!

So there was no previous Anglo-Saxon building on the site of the castle.  I guess that makes the location of Waltheof's Hall more likely to have been near Hallam Head?  It was interesting that the moat was filled with rainwater and drainage from the town, rather than with river water.  Looking forward to further written reports to come.

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