The building is zero carbon-ready. Credit: via Altitude

Henry Boot completes at Elshaw House

The contractor has officially handed over the 70,000 sq ft Sheffield office building, designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley.

With a metallic black façade, the building is located between Wellington Street and Carver Street and is billed as the city’s first zero carbon-ready office building. Law firm DLA has taken the top two floors.

Colloco, Lambert Smith Hampton and Cushman & Wakefield are engaged as joint agents.

Elshaw House is a key part of the Heart of the City masterplan, led by Sheffield City Council and strategic development partner Queensberry.

The building has achieved an “excellent” five-star NABERS UK rating, placing it in the top 1% of office buildings in the country for energy efficiency.

With heat pumps, mixed-mode ventilation and cooled slabs among the technologies used, Elshaw House also boasts an Excellent BREEAM sustainability rating and an Energy Performance Certificate rating of A.

Tony Shaw, managing director for Henry Boot Construction, said: “It’s a great moment to see Elshaw House reach completion. This is the pinnacle of commercial developments, utilising the very latest in sustainable technology.

“We’re proud to have delivered this project despite facing a number of well-documented industry-wide challenges. Working in partnership with Sheffield Council has demonstrated a blueprint for collaboration and there’s no better place to do this than in our home city.

“Elshaw House complements the objectives of the masterplan to support a city with a refreshed work, live and play dynamic. Spilling out onto Pound’s Park, adjacent to the new food hall and nearby residential schemes like our own Kangaroo Works, the new workspace will play a key role in attracting new businesses and talent in Sheffield.”

FCB Studios was also the architect for the Cambridge Street Collective food hall and Leah’s Yard parts of Heart of the City.

Cllr Ben Miskell, chair of SCC’s transport, regeneration and climate policy committee, added:

“It’s fantastic to see the completion of Elshaw House. We’re incredibly eager for Sheffield to be a standard bearer for sustainable practice in the region. This project, with its five-star NABERS accreditation, is a testament to the Council’s bold ambition to drive the city forward and raise the bar for other developments to follow.

“Heart of the City is moving into an incredibly exiting stage of the project, with Burgess House, Isaacs Building, Elshaw House and Kangaroo Works all finished and ready for occupiers to move in. This includes the recently announced retailers Yards Store and Fjällräven.

“This is a transformational year for the city centre with Leah’s Yard, Cambridge Street Collective food hall and Radisson Blu also set to open their doors in the coming months. It all shows how Sheffield is undeniably a city on the up.”

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