Part 4: The Quarters
Introduction to Quarter Specific Guidance
This part of the document analyses each of the city centre quarters
and the extent of development or conservation which should be considered
An assessment of the character and quality of each quarter has
been undertaken. This work draws on the Characterisation Study commissioned
from the Architectural History Practice by English Heritage, for
Sheffield City Council.
An urban design appraisal identified important features in each
quarter such as the topography, key streets, buildings and public
spaces. It includes descriptions of their character, architecture
and public realm, as well as the materials used in the buildings,
streets and spaces. This appraisal is supported by a photographic
survey and an analysis diagram.
The impacts that the range of projects and strategies will have
on the evolution of each quarter, and how they will influence the
development potential within, has been considered.
An aspirational statement has been developed for each quarter,
which describes scenarios for future use, form and character of
the area. Comparator projects have been included to illustrate the
standard of regeneration that Sheffield could achieve or surpass.
The visionary statement sets the scene for the establishment of
guiding principles to influence future policy and development. The
principles are not prescriptive, but are criteria to be used to
encourage positive intervention within overall aims. The principles
cover a number of issues - activities, scope for contemporary intervention,
height and massing of new buildings, public space, materials, parking,
access and the role of public art.
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