Current Projects

Estates Development

Estates Development – part of Estates & Facilities Management – We are responsible for the strategic planning, development and management of the University’s lands and buildings on the Sheffield campus, occupying over 430 buildings which are used for teaching, research and administration and  occupy nearly 500,000 square metres.

We continually strive to improve our estate and environment to ensure that we deliver high quality learning space for our students.  Our projects range from new builds, major refurbishments through to smaller re-fit works and redecorations. These are all done with the focus of ensuring that the University continues to provide places for excellence for its growing student population.


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17 local firms threw their hats in the ring when the call for entries first went out and the strongest four contenders were invited to submit their ideas for transforming this Sheffield landmark at the heart of the University’s city campus.


Jonas Court

Jonas Court is to be fully refurbished to form a Student Hotel which will be managed by the same team who run Halifax Hall Hotel.

Social Sciences Consultation

Social Sciences Building

We're working to develop a new bespoke Social Sciences hub at the Western edge of the campus. We hope to build on a site at the junction of Northumberland and Whittam Roads.


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Teaching spaces

Teaching Spaces Refurbishment

Whilst not every venue looks as good as our World-class teaching resources in The Diamond, we do endevour to keep our excellent Teaching Spaces across the University Campus in the best condition to make the learning experience at the University as positive and beneficial to students and conference delegates as possible.



The Heartspace Project is the creation of a quadruple height atrium between the Grade II listed Sir Frederick Mappin Building and the 1885 Central Wing housing new laboratories, offices and social space and the complete refurbishment of both buildings.

Campus Masterplan - our Vision for the next decade

As the University continues to grow, both in terms of reputation and in student and staff numbers, there's an increasing need to expand and improve the quality of our buildings and the surrounding campus.

The Campus Masterplan is our vision for the next decade, building on the progress we've made so far.
It'll help us create the best possible environment for all our students and staff and make better links with local communities and the wider city.  We want you to have a look at our vision and tell us what you think.


38 Mappin Street

The building is being refurbished to provide small study rooms, seminar rooms and large workroom teaching spaces which are able to cater for cohort teaching and have the flexibility to serve as exam space when required.

factory 2050

Factory 2050

We were delighted in the first week of December 2015, to accept practical completion on behalf of the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing having successfully taken possession of its new state-of-the-art research factory, to meet the future needs of aerospace and other high-value manufacturing industries.


Public Realm

The prestigious Public Realm Project has evolved from the University’s Campus Masterplan which aims to create the best possible environment for all our students and staff and make better links with local communities and the wider city.

Estates Development are committed to providing and enhancing the University estate ensuring that it is fully capable of supporting extensive world-class academic activity and meeting our business needs. All projects are carefully planned to minimise any disruption to the University community.

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