Charles Street Building
The Charles Street building is part of the University's overall aim to improve the student experience and enhance the University reputation. This development will bring together the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities and will primarily focus on training teachers and house the Sheffield Institute of Education.
The design of the building allows public access through the building along Brown Lane and is sympathetic to the heritage in terms of Butcher Works. It also takes account of the forward thinking values of the University as well as the modern design of adjacent buildings and opposite on Arundel Gate.
There will be no parking created as part of the scheme, with the exception of a couple of disabled parking bays to be located under the Stoddart Building. After the build is complete Charles Street will be pedestrianised for the length of the building, with access for deliveries/services only.
A key benefit of this project is the enhancement to the surrounding area. The pavements and roads around Charles Street will be improved with some hard landscaping, seating and lighting. This will result in a safer and more pleasant environment.
Construction began in February 2014, the building was finished and completed for use in September 2015.