Laycock House & Pinstone Street, Sheffield, S.Yorks, September 2019

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Not so much a explore report as a documentary record, so popping this in “Other”. Sheffield City Council allow people to continue knocking lovely pre-1900 building down rather than refurbish them and this development is no different.

Pinstone Street connects the two shopping areas of Fargate and The Moor in the centre of the city. Originally called Pinstone Lane, its eastern side contains Sheffield Town Hall and the Peace Gardens. It’s now in the process of being developed via a Multi-million pound plan for 250 flats and office block.

Laycock House, south of the Citadel, with Cross Burgess Street to the north, Pinstone Street to the east and Charles Street to the west is being retained but the rest of the block has been or is being demolished.

In terms of the Pinstone Street buildings, the façade of the late Victorian building which has survived the 20th and early 21st centuries more or less completely in its original form is being retained but everything behind it is being completely rebuild.

The Easter corner of Pinstone street:

48816314963_937be8d4c0_b.jpgimg3388 by HughieDW, on Flickr

48816674376_8427d2cc07_b.jpgimg3387 by HughieDW, on Flickr

48816318418_a0799b4366_b.jpgimg3386 by HughieDW, on Flickr

The Pinstone façade:

48810447887_371a142bee_b.jpgSheff Triangle 01 by HughieDW, on Flickr

48816696716_18d0e2706d_b.jpgimg3375 by HughieDW, on Flickr

48816345188_6dd3f9af5f_b.jpgimg3370 by HughieDW, on Flickr

A couple of details:

48816341323_a58a73e28d_b.jpgimg3374 by HughieDW, on Flickr

The back of the Pinstone street block set for demo:

48816687241_815e4d2d9f_b.jpgimg3380 by HughieDW, on Flickr

48823573067_9b3706bcf4_b.jpg20190921_164021 by HughieDW, on Flickr

And the third side of the triangle facing the new HSBC building:

48816323363_d090f8aa6c_b.jpgimg3383 by HughieDW, on Flickr

The former Salvation Army building – safe for now but future uncertain:

48823418066_43f75dd640_b.jpg20190921_163845 by HughieDW, on Flickr

The bit of Layock House that is being retained:

48810447227_b01d1d0904_b.jpgSheff Triangle 03 by HughieDW, on Flickr

And the demo of Laycock House that isn’t being retained:

48816690746_6fb71b800e_b.jpgimg3378 by HughieDW, on Flickr

48816846712_4cabc0ffdc_b.jpgimg3379 by HughieDW, on Flickr

48810304106_78e8d9fb36_b.jpgSheff Triangle 04 by HughieDW, on Flickr

And goodbye to the Athol Hotel:

48810303806_1519678542_b.jpgSheff Triangle 05 by HughieDW, on Flickr

48816683216_efdc384425_b.jpgimg3382 by HughieDW, on Flickr

48823573952_769b39c0d0_b.jpg20190921_163908 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Sad time for the centre of Sheffield…