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Victoria Quays

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Victoria Quays (formerly Sheffield Canal Basin) is a large canal basin in Sheffield, England. It was constructed 1816–1819 as the terminus of the Sheffield Canal (now part of the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation) and includes the former coal yards of the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway.[1] The basin ceased operation as a cargo port in 1970 and the site and buildings were largely neglected. A restoration and redevelopment of 1992–1994 reopened the site providing new office and business space and leisure facilities as well as berths for leisure canal boats. There are a number of Grade II listed buildings on the site. These include the original Terminal Warehouse of 1819,[2] the Straddle Warehouse (1895–1898),[3] a grain warehouse (c. 1860),[4] and a curved terrace of coal merchant's offices (c. 1870).[5]

Victoria Quays Sheffield
Victoria Quays Sheffield
Victoria Quays
Victoria Quays

Local businesses

Victoria Quays shown in Sheffield

As well as local businesses including CMS (International Law Firm) and Servelec (UK headquartered technology group) there is Victoria Junction Café and sandwich shop, Livingwell gym, Hilton hotel, Narrowboat moorings, a brokerage and chandlery service (C.V. Marine) & two wide beam hotel boats (Houseboathotels, Sheffield) providing hotel accommodation on the water. Newcomers include; Born & Raise who joined the premises in 2015 as a Marketing Agency and most recently Ovo Spaces an award-winning specialist interior design and fit-out company, who now own both Terminal 1 for their offices and Terminal 2 as a unique event space, available to hire for conferences, meetings and more.

In early 2015 Sheffield Creative Agency 'We Are' purchased 3,500 sq ft of office space on the ground floor of the Grade II-listed Grain and Terminal Building which had been vacant for 20 years [6]

See also

References

  1. ^ Harman, R.; Minnis, J. (2004). Pevsner City Guides: Sheffield. New Haven & London: Yale University Press. pp. 157–158. ISBN 0-300-10585-1.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Terminal Warehouse (1247016)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 27 December 2005.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Straddle Warehouse (1247015)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 27 December 2005.
  4. ^ Historic England. "Grain Warehouse (1271088)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 27 December 2005.
  5. ^ Historic England. "Coal offices: 11–20 Canal Wharf (1247014)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 27 December 2005.
  6. ^ Beaumont, Robert. "CPP complete sale of iconic Sheffield waterfront offices". Retrieved 28 February 2017.

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