Westfield Health’s relocation gets city backing
26 May 2015
Leading city figures have backed plans by Westfield Health to breathe new life into a prominent Sheffield city centre building.
Sheffield city council leader Julie Dore and Paul Blomfield MP for Sheffield Central have given their support to the not for profit health insurer’s exciting plans to relocate its HQ.
Their comments come after Westfield Health successfully applied to Sheffield City Council for planning permission to alter the main entrance to the Charter Row-based Milton House, creating a modern new reception area for the main building, an outdoor roof terrace, new office atrium and a new customer service call in facility for policyholders at the corner of Rockingham Street/Charter Row.
Julie Dore, leader of Sheffield City Council, said: “It’s great to see Westfield Health showing their commitment to our city centre and expanding into new and improved premises and I wish then every success for the future.”
Paul Blomfield MP said: “I’d like to congratulate Westfield Health on getting the go ahead for the exciting changes they have in store for Milton House. I’m delighted that such a well-established Sheffield business has committed its future to the city which is also a further boost for the emerging, new look Sheffield city centre.”
With Westfield Health’s centenary approaching, the go ahead to develop its new headquarters and move from its current headquarters in Division Street represents the advent for an exciting new era and continued business growth.
The decision to relocate came after Westfield Health purchased the premises last year. Work is expected to start in the summer and completion is due in the summer of 2016 with the 200 plus staff expected to move in shortly after.
To find out more about Westfield Health and their harder working health cover, visit www.westfieldhealth.com