Sheffield mill conversion CGI

Sheffield: green light for historic mill conversion for food & leisure

Ambitious proposals for the conversion of an Oughtibridge mill into a food hall, community hub and leisure facility have been approved by Sheffield City Council. The project will form the heart of Sky-House Co’s plans to bring a new generation of housing design to the former British Tissues site. Sky-House Co has already been given approval to create 35 of its Sky House homes – a back-to-back housing concept created by architects and planners at multi-disciplinary practice CODA – at the former industrial location. That development will consist of 24…

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CGI of South Beach development, Blyth (@retail)

Retail and leisure invited to join Northumberland coast development

Retail and leisure businesses are being invited to fill a new development on the Northumberland coast. The Blagdon Estate is developing the scheme at Blyth’s South Beach which will include a Co-op convenience store and two other units. Work is expected to start on the scheme next year with a view to it opening in 2022 and now the developers have started marketing the 1,000 sq ft and 3,500 sq ft units that are available in the scheme. Ian Thurlbeck, director of property agents @retail, said: “In the past week…

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GBK burger. Photo by Andre Luis on Flickr

Covid crisis leads major burger chain to close 26 sites

Poultry tycoon Ranjit Boparan will take over the brand in a deal which will see about two-fifths of its restaurants close. Gourmet Burger Kitchen is to close 26 restaurants and axe 362 jobs as part of a pre-pack deal that will save the bulk of the chain’s workforce. The deal, confirming a story first reported by Sky News, will see poultry tycoon Ranjit Boparan take control of the chain. Deloitte, which is handling the administration process, said the sale would secure 35 sites and 669 jobs. ‘There’s been a murder’ of…

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