The Knowledge Gateway

This project seeks to transform the corridor running along the Lower Sheaf  to the Porter Valley, including Sheffield Midland station.

It will improve links between several key destinations and several potential development sites, including the Cultural Industries Quarter, Digital Campus and Sheffield Hallam University campus. It will enhance accessibility and safety as well as the environment in order to encourage new investment and jobs in an area with significant potential for growth. Key locations such as Fitzalan Square and streets such as Esperanto Place and Paternoster Row will be transformed as part of the initiative.

The project recognises that Sheffield Midland station is the government’s preferred location for an HS2 connection*, and provides an exciting opportunity to capitalise on the enhanced connectivity that HS2 will bring. The station is a key gateway and this work seeks to improve the existing taxi queuing, movement of traffic and pedestrian access. This should all make this area, the corridor and indeed the City Centre much more attractive to inward investment.