Fox Valley scheme taking shape in north Sheffield
Work gets started this week on the iconic umbrella shaped coffee shop at the new Fox Valley development in north Sheffield and roofing work is also due to get underway on the largest retail block on the brand new town centre scheme.
Fox Valley is being brought forward by the Barnsley-based firm Dransfield Properties Ltd – the company has just been awarded the RICS Pro-Yorkshire Award for Regeneration for the company’s work in Penistone, near Barnsley.
Construction work is progressing well on all aspects of the Fox Valley site and the main contractors of the £42 million project Henry Boot Construction are on schedule for a spring 2016 opening of the retail development.
Three new office buildings which are part of the overall scheme will be completed by the end of July this year.
As well as the roofing work on the largest retail block at the centre the development will see the steelwork going up on the second retail blocks which will bring new restaurants and further stores to the town - built around an attractive fountain area.
Work started this week on the footings of the coffee shop which has been designed by the Sheffield based company Dixon Dawson Architects to echo the famous paragon umbrella frame. The frame was developed by Samuel Fox at the Stocksbridge steelworks site and patented in 1852.
The site’s rich history is also being remembered in the names of the new office buildings which are nearing completion at Fox Valley – they’ve been named Maria House, Samuel House and Fox House and will be ready for businesses to move into later in the summer.
Internal work is now well underway on the offices and the scaffolding will be coming down in the next few days, work will also get started on the car park and external areas.
Highway works on Manchester Road have taken a little longer than planned due to changes by Yorkshire Water to the specification of the drainage works. This part of the works should be completed by the end of June.
Once completed the development will deliver 32 high quality new retail units with a 600 space car park as well as brand new offices. A housing development with 114 new homes is also being developed by Stonebridge Homes on a neighbouring site.
Amanda Holmes, Head of Communications at Dransfield Properties, said: “We’re delighted to see work getting started on the second retail block at Fox Valley and of course the Central Bean coffee shop which will be taking shape over the next few weeks.
“We’re also looking forward to seeing the scaffolding coming down on Maria and Samuel House, they’re beautiful looking buildings and our first office tenants will be moving in over the summer.”
Dransfield Properties has received an investment of £8,111,040 from the Yorkshire and Humber ERDF Programme 2007- 2013, which is managed by the Department for Communities and Local Government to bring forward the Fox Valley project.
Pictures show – Fox Valley, the largest retail block where roofing works are due to get started.
For more information about Dransfield Properties visit www.dransfield.co.uk and to find out more about Fox Valley visit www.foxvalleysheffield.co.uk
For further information, contact:-
Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644