Sheffield Hallam University plans for Sheffield’s tallest building include rooftop bar and hotel

A proposal to build a conference centre, apartments, and a four or five star hotel would also become Sheffield’s tallest building if it goes ahead.

Sheffield Hallam University is looking for partners to build a 37-storey building directly opposite the train station. It will sit on the site of the old Nelson Mandela building, which was demolished in 2007. The site has been empty since.

The proposal for the building is part of the campus’s 15-year plan which is set to cost £220m. Hallam has been working with architects BDP and Lambert Smith Hampton and designs were presented at the MIPIM real estate conference in Cannes last week.

The tallest building in Sheffield at the moment is the 32-storey St Paul’s Tower, which overlooks Arundel Gate.

A spokesperson for Hallam said: “This building is not part of our core redevelopment plan but we are looking for partners to develop this location and transform the location opposite the train station.”