Final stage of Sheffield Digital Campus reaches major construction milestone

Jan 21, 2022

A major construction milestone has been reached at the fourth and final building of the acclaimed Sheffield Digital Campus (Sheffield DC), as steelwork erection reaches its highest point.

Construction of the 62,862 sq ft building started in June 2021 and is scheduled to complete by Q4 2022, bringing an additional 800 people to the existing 2,000-strong population that already work at Sheffield DC when let.

GMI Construction Group PLC is the main contractor for the state-of-the-art office building which extends over seven floors and includes a private roof terrace on the sixth floor overlooking the city’s transport interchange, the iconic Park Hill Flats and panorama beyond.

Designed by award-winning architects, Carey Jones Chapman Tolcher, the building has been modified to respond to trends in respect of the future use of workspaces, accelerated by the pandemic, making the office environment an inspiring place to work while appreciating the increasing prevalence of agile-hybrid working styles being adopted many businesses, as well as creating a safer place to visit by reducing the number of touch points.

Adam Varley, Development Director at SGI, said:

“It’s fantastic to finally see Endeavour coming out of the ground. Hitting this milestone is testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone involved in this project, which has proved slightly more challenging than usual owing the impact of the global pandemic.

“Our commitment to the speculative build is a major vote of confidence in Sheffield city centre, where the supply of existing and pipeline office space has diminished, leaving a major shortage of space to cater to existing and future demand. As a result of these market conditions, combined with the future-proofed design elements incorporated within the building.”

Lee Powell, CEO of GMI Construction Group PLC, said:

“We are very happy to once again be working for our much esteemed and long-standing customer Scarborough Group International on this fantastic new project which will provide a notable addition to the Sheffield City scene and business district. 

“Sheffield Digital Campus is already recognised as one of the City’s most iconic office locations and is unquestionably one of the prime Northern Powerhouse successes and GMI is proud together with Scarborough Group International to be at the forefront of that.”

Sheffield DC is an already well-established business location, comprising three buildings totalling 180,000 sq ft of office space, strategically located in a super-prime location next to the city’s major transport hubs.

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