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Shop Sign Makers in Sheffield Comment on New £500m Retail Development Set to Transform City

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As Sheffield shop sign makers, Image Sign Studio were understandably delighted by the news of a new shopping centre in the heart of the city. Residents of Sheffield will know that the city centre has suffered in the period since the recession, with shops closing down and significantly less people visiting it, therefore new plans were encouraging for the future of the area.

The future of Sheffield’s city centre has looked uncertain in recent years as new ideas are thrown around and existing plans are scrapped. In a previous post on our Sheffield shop signs blog, we discussed how plans for the Sevenstone shopping centre were frozen last year, only to find out that Sheffield Council are fighting to buy the designated area back from the previous developers in order to restart plans, possibly as early as next year.

“A World Class Team of Sheffield People”

Spokesman John Crowther, who is an ex-chief executive of Vickers Defence Systems, chairman of the Amateur Swimming Association and non-executive director of Sheffield City Trust, said: “This is a world class team of Sheffield people who care about Sheffield and can deliver a scheme that will transform the city centre.”

“We have identified half-a-billion pounds of funding. We want Sheffield people to know there’s a local bid that’s oven-ready to go.” Mr Crowther has also commented that as the plans are a market-led solution, the council will not have to take the risk of diverting money away from other areas, especially at a time of spending cuts.

New Sheffield City Centre Retail Quarter

The latest news from the Sheffield Star reports that a group of Sheffield business people have announced £500 million plans to develop a new city centre retail quarter. Sheffield Retail Development Group says that they have the expertise, financial backing and the passion to ‘transform’ the city centre with a 650,000sq ft development on a five-acre site by the end of 2018. This ambitious date is a year ahead of Sheffield City Council’s plans, and is set to include a range of shops, offices, cinema, restaurant and bars.

Shop Signs Sheffield

Whether the city centre is rejuvenated by the private sector, or with help from the council, shop sign makers Sheffield Image Sign Studio are excited about the plans. They have a passion for helping businesses succeed starting with great signage, and are experts in the manufacture and design of shop signs Sheffield.

Shop Sign Makers Sheffield Help with Regeneration of Darnall Retail Centre

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Two years ago, a citywide strategy was approved by Sheffield City Council to help support and promote local shopping centres.  This project is being paid for by the Local Growth Fund, which comprises of money given to Sheffield Council to be used for projects that benefit the local area and the community. Darnall shopping centre was identified as having an unwelcoming environment, with some buildings in a poor state of repair and a high number of badly-maintained, empty shops.

Image Sign Studio shop sign makers in Sheffield have recently been involved in a project helping to revamp the rundown shop fronts of 47 independent shops in Darnall, a suburb in the East of the city of Sheffield. The project started at the end of March this year, in an attempt to smarten up the area, boost the amount of shoppers using the stores, and attract investment.

Shop Front Makeover for Darnall

As shop sign makers in Sheffield, Image Sign Studio know the dramatic effect a new shop sign can have on the exterior of a retail premises, and were more than happy to be involved in the Darnall revamp. They were delighted to be involved in the £300,000 refurbishment project, which saw the shops on Main Road and Staniforth Road receiving impressive makeovers, including new retail shop signs which have been designed, manufactured and installed by them.

Sheffield City Council to Help and Support Regeneration

As well as the renovation of shop fronts with new shop signs, the wider regeneration framework for the centre of Darnall includes general improvements to the street scene to make the area cleaner and safer. In addition, training and support will be given to traders, and housing development will be enabled on nearby vacant sites.

Sheffield Council cabinet member for homes and neighbourhoods Councellor Harry Harpham said before the start of the project in March: “Darnall has all the ingredients to be a thriving and successful district shopping centre – a strong community, good range of shops and community facilities, and access to transport links. But the quality of the shopping is poor in relation to a centre that serves such a wide residential area and many shops are in a poor state of repair. This will help the area become more attractive to shoppers and boost the centre’s potential.”

Written by Chris

November 7th, 2014 at 2:21 pm