Northumberland Road teaching accommodation

The University's Management School has been very successful in attracting high numbers of applications for its courses. We are therefore providing additional temporary teaching accommodation until the new Social Sciences building is completed.



There are ten modular units over two storeys. The units will be used for teaching seminar groups of up to 30 students, mostly from the Management School. The car park has also be redesigned to accommodate parking requirements and to provide as much planting as possible.

Project details

  • Project manager: Emel Kus-Senior, Department of Estates and Facilities Management
  • Email:
  • Telephone: +44 114 222 9003
  • Location: Northumberland Road car park, Northumberland Road
  • Timescale: June-September 2018


A computer generated image of the exterior of the Northumberland Road teaching accommodation

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July 2020: We will soon be asking Sheffield City Council for an extension of our planning permission for this temporary site due to a delay in completing the Faculty of Social Sciences building. This was not our original intention for this temporary facility but it is essential that we can continue to provide high-quality teaching whilst the new building is still under construction.

Past news

19 October 2018: Project complete and car park reopened.

14 August 2018: Groundworks are complete and the first units have been delivered to site. 

23 July 2018: Groundworks have started on site.

Frequently asked questions

If approved, how long will this be in place for?

We originally applied for temporary planning permission until 2021, whilst the new Faculty of Social Sciences building on the corner of Whitham Road and Northumberland Road was under construction.

However due to unexpected delays, we will be asking Sheffield City Council to extend planning permission for a further three years.

This was not our original intention for this temporary facility but it is essential that we can continue to
provide high-quality teaching whilst the new Faculty of Social Sciences building is still under construction.

Why does the University need this extra space?

Our Management School has been extremely successful in recruiting additional students and we need to ensure those students benefit from teaching and learning spaces as close to the Management School as possible. This is a temporary solution until we complete the new Social Sciences building.

What will be the opening hours for the new building?

Plans are that initially the building opening hours will be 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.

How will the site be kept secure?

There will be external lighting and CCTV coverage at the site.

Will there be any cycle parking?

Yes, there will be 25 dedicated cycle hoops provided on-site.


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Parking arrangements

Development of this teaching accommodation will lead to the temporary loss of around 50 parking spaces.

We appreciate the inconvenience this will cause users, but we are able to offer a choice of alternative parking arrangements for those who may be affected.

For Category B permit holders who often park in Northumberland Road the closest alternative is next to Dam House. In addition, B permit holders may park in Category R car parks, the closest to central campus are around Stephenson Hall.

These car parks are less popular with student residents, particularly during the summer months, so spaces are regularly available. They are approximately 10 minutes’ walk from the Medical School, and 15 minutes’ walk from the Elmfield Building, Management School and Sport Sheffield.

Subject to planning approval, Category B permit holders who regularly use Northumberland Road have two options:

  • Retain your Category B permit and carry on as normal, with the option to park in Stephenson Main Entrance (8 spaces), Cratcliffe (7 spaces), Carrysbrook (15 spaces), Birchen (7 spaces) or Stephenson A-G (24 spaces) car parks.
  • Transition to a Category R permit (£120 per year) and park in the above car parks. Please state you wish to cancel your B Permit on the online application form.

If you choose to change to a Category R permit, we will be happy to return it to a Category B if you change your mind, or after the building work is complete. Sport Sheffield permit holders may continue to use Northumberland Road and also Dam House.

These car parks will remain available in the evening for those using the sports facilities.

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