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North Bank


Location Client Cost Completion Awards
Sheffield Priority Sites Ltd £10m 2007 1

Project details

An office development which sets the standard for design excellence in the city.

BDP’s masterplan proposal, developed with Priority Sites, suggested high quality office buildings facing onto the main highways, with a residential development at the centre.

The scheme has so far delivered the first phase office building, a striking five storey building, No 1 North Bank with a flexible plan, two reception areas and two circulation cores to allow a variety of sublets.

A response to the increasing demand for high quality, grade A office space in the city is a great advert that the architects have taken space

Ben Moorhouse, Kenmore Property Group


  • create a masterplan for a council-owned car park on the eastern edge of Sheffield city centre in the up-and-coming Central Riverside area
  • act as a catalyst for the regeneration of a wider city quarter
  • an emphasis on high quality architectural design from the outset


  • dramatic, expressive landmark as a significant urban gateway into the Riverside Quarter
  • BDP’s Sheffield studio has become the first occupier of the 5,760 sq m (62,000 sq ft) North Bank development
  • 2009 RIBA Award

Integrated services

architecture, masterplanning, environmental engineering, structural engineering, landscape architecture, acoustics