Sheffield Digital Campus

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Sheffield Digital Campus
The Sheffield Digital Campus development (right) and Sheffield Interchange (left)

The Sheffield Digital Campus is a new development in Sheffield City Centre close to the railway station and bus station. The £110 million eCampus will be one of the most technologically advanced business sites in Europe and will help establish Sheffield as a centre for IT related and knowledge based industries in the UK, and Europe.

Partners include the developer Teesland/GMI, Sheffield City Council, Creative Sheffield, the city centre urban regeneration company and Yorkshire Forward, the regional development agency. Over £1.6m of European funds are being invested in South Yorkshire's infrastructure and so it is hoped that businesses locating into the eCampus, may qualify for Regional Selective Assistance and Regional Enterprise Grants.

As a purpose designed IT business centre, it is envisaged that the e-campus will generate a critical mass of economic activity in the city. The development which will offer over 600,000 sq ft (56,000 m2)[1] of high quality office accommodation, as a custom built hub for digital, ICT, multi-media and software companies.

The layout of the campus will be flexible to cater for companies of all sizes and to adapt to the changing needs of its tenants. The campus will be designed as a series of contemporary buildings and landscaped open spaces.

Construction[edit]

Construction of the campus has been divided into three phases.

Phase 1 will consist of 4 separate buildings of which 2 are already completed. Two further building are under construction.

The Phase 2 building will be constructed on the site of the (now demolished) Nelson Mandela Building situated on the corner of Pond Street and Sheaf Street.

The Phase 3 building will be constructed on the site of the (now demolished) Sheaf House and Dyson House buildings, situated between Leadmill Road and Sheffield Station.

Tha landscape architects for the scheme were Donaldson Edwards Partnership [1] based in Manchester.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sheffield digital campus". developers. Retrieved 2007-10-23. 

Coordinates: 53°22′49.1″N 1°27′45.2″W / 53.380306°N 1.462556°W / 53.380306; -1.462556