The space will be mixed-use. Credit: SCC

Sheffield seeks Adelphi operator

The city council acquired the former cinema in Attercliffe earlier this year, and wants to make it a cultural hub backed by Levelling Up Fund support.

SCC has now gone out to the market to find an operator to run the building as a mixed-use space – comprising of leisure, arts and music as well as supporting the health and wellbeing of residents.

The grade two-listed building provides the opportunity to create a cultural space in the area and breath life back into Attercliffe High Street.

As well as the purchase of the building, the Levelling Up funding is being used to carry out building works to bring it up to an occupiable state.

Any interested parties will need to submit their proposal by 8 December 2023.

Following this, the local authority will shortlist a number of operators and request a more detailed proposal from the successful parties.

Cllr Ben Miskell, chair of Sheffield’s transport, regeneration and climate policy committee, said: “We’re thrilled to announce the Adelphi Cinema building in Attercliffe is now on the market and we’re eager to hear from interested parties. The building forms one part of our ambitious plans for the area which will all come together to breathe new life into the community.

“For many years Attercliffe High Street has been in decline and it is fantastic to see projects such as this coming forward to breathe new life into the High Street for the benefit of local residents. It will provide a much-needed, and I’m sure much-welcomed, local facility and also serves to reuse a popular historic building in the city.

“As a Council we are committed to changing perceptions of Attercliffe and injecting new life and a sense of pride back into the area. I look forward to seeing the positive changes that are sure to come from this project.”

In October 2021, SCC successfully bid for Levelling Up funding for two projects: Attercliffe and Gateway to Sheffield. The city was awarded £37m, with £17m allocated to Attercliffe and the other £20m to Gateway to Sheffield, which includes Castlegate – a major public space scheme was approved here in May.

The Attercliffe programme also includes the Centre for Child Health Technology at the Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park which sees Sheffield City Council working in partnership with Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, Scarborough Group International and the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority, in a bid to create the world’s most advanced and integrated healthcare system for children.

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