Sheffield Telephone House

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Sheffield Telephone House
Telephone House, Sheffield.jpg
Seen from the junction of The Moor and Furnival Gate.
General information
Status Complete
Type Office
Location Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Coordinates 53°22′42″N 1°28′25″W / 53.378343°N 1.473686°W / 53.378343; -1.473686Coordinates: 53°22′42″N 1°28′25″W / 53.378343°N 1.473686°W / 53.378343; -1.473686
Completed 1972
Roof 56 m (184 ft)
Top floor 56 m (184 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 15
Design and construction
Developer The General Post Office

In March 2014, Telephone House was purchased by developer Vita which intends to convert the building into 347 ‘high-standard’ apartments. The value of the project is £35 million and the revamp of the tower will involve a complete refurbishment of the interior and a facelift for the exterior, with all the windows being replaced. The ground and basement floors will be used for communal facilities such as a gym, cinema, games room, laundry and a reception area.[1]

The Sheffield Telephone House, also known as the BT Telephone House, the BT House or the BT Tower, is a tower on Charter Row in Sheffield. It is 56 metres tall, and has 15 floors. It was formerly owned by BT, managing the phone networks in Sheffield, and was built in 1972 on the site of old council housing.[2]

In January 2012 a business consortium of Ace Liberty and Stone purchased the site,[3] and BT vacated the building in October later that year. Around 400 BT workers and agency staff were made redundant due to the move, although some employees were offered the chance to take up work at Plusnet's offices in the city, as the company is a division of BT Group.[4]