Sheffield is undergoing a major programme of regeneration in
the City Centre which is transforming the quality of the built
environment. The City Centre Masterplan outlines the vision for
Sheffield’s regeneration and sets down key projects to achieve
this aim, building on the success of the award-winning Peace Gardens,
Millennium Galleries and Winter Garden.
Whilst the Compendium has been primarily designed for the City
Centre, much of the design guidance is relevant throughout the
rest of the city
This Urban Design Compendium focuses on how Sheffield’s new direction
and energy can be translated into the design of the city’s physical
environment. It sets out a strategic approach at a city-wide level,
and provides guidance relating to specific areas within the city,
for both the built form and public realm . The Compendium will
support Sheffield as it increasingly founds its reputation on the
outstanding design of its buildings and public spaces.
The Sheffield Urban Design Compendium builds on a raft of national
urban design guidance and the Government’s commitment to earlier
and better informed urban design. It has been produced in the spirit
of partnership, working with the Government’s advisors CABE and
English Heritage, and involving extensive public consultation.
The Compendium will be an important tool in supporting the wide range
of people who work, live or wish to invest in the City Centre. It
will strengthen the city’s championing of good design and the drive
to improve the quality of life for all.
Councillor Jan Wilson
Sheffield City Council
Sir Peter Middleton
Director of Enabling
CABE (Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment)
Head of Urban renaissance
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