The University of Sheffield has teamed up with Sheffield City Council in order to carry out some redevelopment work at the University’s City Centre Campus. The Sheffield City Region Investment Fund will be supplying £2.9 million if investment to the project with the rest supplied by the University. The project has been valued at around £8 million and will transform the University of Sheffield’s City Campus as well as improve the City Centre.
The construction work on the site is being carried out in order to make the City Center Campus safer as well as nicer in terms of appearance. The work being carried out will see safe green spaces introduced to the campus as well as Guardrails installed to further improve pedestrian and cyclist safety on the campus. There will be better pedestrian crossings added to Upper Hanover Street and Wester Bank as well as more cycle routes introduced in the area.
By improving the facilities on the campus and the area surrounding it, it is hoped that more people will be encouraged to visit the cafes nearby, Weston Park and the new safe green spaces. The redevelopment is also supposed to encourage others in Sheffield to utilise the facilities on the University’s campus.
Alpha Rail has been contracted to this development in order to supply guardrails for the new and existing pedestrian walkways and cycle paths. Alpha Rail were contracted to the site by North Midland Construction. The rails have been installed on uneven terrain on the site, so specific measurement were required in order to provide the correct sections for the construction work.
There will also me more trees and shrubs planted on the site in order to improve the green spaces on site. There has also been some architectural artwork installed on location to make the campus more appealing and to provide a point of interest at the location.