Heart of the City II: project to transform a former nightclub into a cycle center with shop, repairs and changing rooms

The transformation of Telephone House, 3 Charter Row, next to Roxy Ballroom, is part of the council’s Heart of the City II scheme – a long-awaited shopping, leisure, retail and residential center which is expected to support up to 7 000 local jobs when completed.

Paul Sullivan and Anas Elakkari, who submitted the plans to council, said: ‘The proposals under this planning application are to equip the existing vacant store unit to provide a new town center cycle center and a associated external signalling.

“The new bike center will have ancillary facilities – these will include a retail and maintenance shop as well as toilets and changing rooms.”

Sheffield City Council has revealed details of its plan to convert the ground floor of a former nightclub into a new cycle center complete with shop, repairs, toilets and changing rooms.

If approved, hours of operation would be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

The plans follow external renovations to the NCP car park and ground floor retail units in Charter Row.

There is a comment on the plans so far from a Kelham Square resident who was supportive but wondered how cyclists would access the facility as it is on a pedestrianized street.

They said: “The cycle hub is welcome and I welcome the change in use aspect…

“Only two of the four level crossings in Charter Row / Rockingham Street allow bicycles to use them. One option would be to convert the other two into a toucan. Or, appropriate signage could be provided from the Wellington Street contraflow cycle lane, followed by signage in the shared space.

To comment, visit: https://planningapps.sheffield.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=RJJAATNYMPK00

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