Architecture students develop ideas for Broomhill Community Library

Broomhill library flyer

Twelve Sheffield University postgraduate architecture students are spending six weeks developing ideas and proposals for turning Oriel House (the Broomhill Community Library’s building) and its garden into a community hub.

The project is now nearing the end of its fourth week and on Friday 23 (3.30-5.30pm) and Saturday 24 October (10am-noon) the team will be putting on a display in the library of the work it has done so far. Everyone, of all ages, are welcome to come to see the display, to talk to the architects and to comment, criticise and offer further ideas.

At the end of the six week project, the architects will be presenting their work as part of the BBEST Development Meeting which will take place from 3-5.30pm at Broomhill Methodist Church on Saturday 7 November. All are welcome.

51 bus route could change as part of university improvements

51 bus
The 51 bus could be rerouted as part of the University of Sheffield’s Campus Masterplan

Proposed improvements to the University of Sheffield campus could see the city-bound 51 bus rerouted from Western Bank/Mappin Street to Glossop Road via Clarkson Street and Durham Road.

The change would allow for the pedestrianisation of part of Leavygreave Road and a possible one-way circulatory system to be put in place using Western Bank for outbound and Glossop Road for inbound traffic.

Other ideas that are part of the new proposals include installing pedestrian crossings on Western Bank and improving Mappin Street.

The University is asking for residents to feed back on the masterplan at upcoming events or using their online form.

Campus Masterplan for the University of Sheffield

Have your say on the proposals


Fire in property near Shore Lane/Manchester Road

A fire in a property on the edge of Crosspool is currently being attended to by South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue (9pm, 13 September 2010).

Fire crews were alerted around 5pm when plumes of smoke were seen coming from the roof of a derelict house within the grounds of Sheffield University’s Ranmoor Village accommodation.

Building work was taking place on the property, which is near to the modern Shore Court accommodation block and is located between Shore Lane and Manchester Road.

The smoke drifted as least as far as the Arts Tower and was visible from other vantage points across the city.

Information available this evening has been limited, but it is not thought that anyone has been hurt in the incident. The cause of the fire is unknown.

At around 7.15pm, National Grid engineers arrived to isolate the gas supply to the property from Manchester Road. This work will not affect gas supplies to nearby houses.

As of 9pm this evening, the bottom end of Shore Lane was closed and police were directing cars away from the top end of the road. Manchester Road is open as normal.

Update 17 September: The fire brigade has confirmed that nobody was hurt in the fire and it is not being treated as suspicious.

BBC news story about the incident

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue report and photos on Facebook

Photo of smoke taken from across the city

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Approximate location of fire
Approximate location of fire