Digital headquarters for HSBC

Digital headquarters for HSBC


After formally gaining planning approval, Leonard Design is developing the detail of the new digital headquarters of HSBC in the heart of Sheffield. The 140,000 sq ft office will house hundreds of HSBC staff as part of the wider £480m Sheffield Retail Quarter, which also includes ground floor retail and restaurants. John Morgan, Director of Leonard Design, said: “It’s fantastic that this first phase of the Sheffield Retail Quarter masterplan has come forward so quickly with such a strong anchor tenant. 

“Our practice has also developed the masterplan for the Sheffield Retail Quarter, with shops, restaurants and cinemas coming together to create an enticing environment for workers as well as leisure-seekers. A central part of our bid for this scheme was combining work and leisure and creating a development where people enjoyed their walk to work, their lunch breaks, and their meetings as well as their shopping and cinema trips.”
Ben Bowley, associate director at Leonard Design, added: “Sheffield is the city of hills and is architecturally very diverse; the design of the new building responds to this. The building façade is cladded in terracotta with a mixture of grey tones to relate to the natural materials of the surrounding buildings and the Pennine edge beyond.” HSBC plans for its new city centre office to open by early 2019.

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