Published: 8th Jan 2020

Sheffield’s Old Town Hall has been empty for the past 23 years, but planning permission has been approved to turn it into hotel rooms, apartments and shopping units.  Sheffield-based developers Aestrom has been granted permission to restore the 200-year old building, turning it into 12 apartments, 12 hotel rooms and 11 ‘souk’ style markets which will be open to the public. Cllr Maher Iqbal, a cabinet member for business and investment at Sheffield City Council, said: ‘The Old Town Hall is a significant part of our city’s history, and, because it’s in the heart of our rapidly evolving Castlegate quarter, we have committed significant time and effort to ensure its future viability. ‘We are seeing huge and very welcome development in this part of the city, which is a sign of great confidence in Sheffield as a whole. We are very excited about the future regeneration of this area. ‘We … (To read the full article, subscribe below)