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Sheffield United unveil plans to develop Boundary Corner

News   •   Feb 15, 2017 16:36 GMT

Plans to develop land surrounding Sheffield United’s stadium, with planning application submitted to develop Boundary Corner.

Sheffield United Football , known as the Blades, have announced plans to develop the Cherry Street / Shoreham Street Corner and have submitted a planning application that will see the development Boundary Corner, a four storey residential building which will feature an impressive ground flood new Club retail outlet.

The new Blades superstore will be double the size of the current one at the South Stand, and feature a fan zone. The existing Club shop may be used as a conference or event facility.

The site currently hosts some car parking for Sheffield United, and planners have welcomed the principle of a development in the location with a design of a strong, contemporary architectural proposal which considers nearby properties.

Sheffield United’s retained architects WCEC drew up the scheme, which features in long term business plans from the owners focusing on improving stadium facilities, contributing to the future business performance of the Club.

Scarborough International Properties is project managing the development at Cherry Street / Shoreham Street Corner.

Sheffield United Director, Simon McCabe, said: “The corner site we are developing could fulfil a dream for some of our supporters – a chance to live at the home of football! It will also enable the Club to expand the Superstore”

Fellow director Scott McCabe said: “Significantly it is part of a route we are taking whereby we have identified several opportunities to further develop and improve the ground and the immediate surrounding area as we seek to build a broader commercial, leisure and entertainment offer, developing additional revenue streams to support the aim of supporting United’s return to the upper levels of the English game.

“Further development of the stadium area is a positive move to enhance income streams, ultimately supporting our plans for the key football side of the business.”

“We are working on several exciting projects to bring new activities and events to Bramall Lane soon.” said Simon McCabe.

WCEC’s Chief Executive Ashley Turner said:” We are delighted to be working as architects for Sheffield United. Following on from now completed projects such as the Westfield Corner Stand and Copthorne Hotel, we will take great pride in further enhancing what is a already superb venue starting with the Cherry Street and Shoreham Street developments.”

Other proposals under consideration include a new residential and commercial space alongside a refurbished Chancer Yard development, situated within the John Street Conservation Area.

WCEC is appraising the viability for an eightstorey residential development in two blocks on the Bramall Lane / Cherry Street corner adjacent to the Copthorne Hotel.

Planning permission has been retained for a 3,200-seat extension at the back of the existing Kop, which will include a new roof and over trusses to allow the four existing roof support columns to be removed and the introduction of a new concourse with improved facilities. A new Business Enterprise Centre on stilts in the Kop/South Stand corner, has also been granted as part of the scheme,allowing entry/exit routes to/from the Kop and South Stand to remain.

Planning permission has been retained and obtained for a three and four storey residential development consisting of 52 apartments on the corner of John Street / Shoreham Street.

Proposals are being assessed to create additional executive boxes at high level at the back of the corner on John Street Corner Stand.

The South Stand will be cleaned and improved, in order to create a matching look with the hotel and a clearer identity to the component parts of the stands.

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