Henry Boot has taken three floors at Isaacs Building. Credit: via FTI

Henry Boot to relocate HQ into Sheffield city centre

After 90 years at Banner Cross Hall, the listed developer is set to relocate its head office to the newly refurbished Isaacs Building in the autumn and sell the hall on the outskirts of the city.

Isaacs Building is located in Charles Street, close to the company’s original city centre headquarters in Moore Street.

Henry Boot will occupy 12,800 sq ft in the top three floors of its new base, built in 1904-05 by paperhanging merchant David Isaacs. The building has been refurbished to provide 38,375 sq ft of workspace, in a development by Sheffield City Council in partnership with developer Queensbury.

Knight Frank has been appointed to manage the sale of Banner Cross Hall and its 10 acres of grounds.

Banner Cross Hall is now on the market. Credit: via FTI

Tim Roberts, chief executive of Henry Boot, said: “We have consulted with our team and undertaken a detailed assessment of our workspace requirements to ensure we have a headquarters fit for the long-term future of Henry Boot’s people and business. Banner Cross Hall has been a great home for us over the last 90 years, but as a progressive and forward-thinking business, we recognised change was needed to support the evolving needs of our people.

“It was incredibly important to us to remain based in Sheffield. We are actively involved in several of the projects underway in the city and recognise the vital importance of the regions in delivering long-term growth for the UK. Being in the heart of Sheffield city centre, with all of the fantastic amenity and transport connectivity that brings, will make Henry Boot an even more attractive proposition for the amazing talent we have in the business and the future talent we’re looking to attract.”

Kate Josephs, chief executive of Sheffield City Council, said: ““We are extremely pleased to welcome Henry Boot to the heart of the city. Henry Boot is a long-established Sheffield company, and it is fantastic to see them committing their future to our city centre and our ambitious plans. We look forward to them moving in, alongside other organisations, making our vision of a modern, creative and flexible working environment a reality. This news is another crucial step in developing the resilience of our city centre to ensure it can support a strong economy and welcome investment.”

The seven-storey Isaacs Building was redeveloped with a BREEAM ‘very good’ rating. It has been connected to Sheffield’s District Energy Network, providing low-cost, sustainable energy.

The Isaacs Building sits within Sheffield’s Heart of the City development, which will create 1.5m sq ft of repurposed buildings surrounded by enlivened streets and public spaces, including a new urban park for the city, as well as enhanced connectivity.

The letting agents on Isaacs Building are Cushman & Wakefield, Colloco and Lambert Smith Hampton.

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