Former NUM Building Sheffield

News - 13/03/2019

LSH appointed to manage iconic former NUM HQ in Sheffield

Our Sheffield-based Property Management team has been appointed to manage the former National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) headquarters following its £5.5m refurbishment.

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Quest Property (Holly Street) has recently redeveloped the Barkers Pool property as a mixed-use scheme of offices and bars.

Grant Thornton already occupies 14,000 sq ft of office space in the 30,000 sq ft building.

The team is responsible for managing the remainder of the building, including the three new leisure units. The Pitcher and Piano bar as well as the Caribbean-themed restaurant and bar Turtle Bay opened at the end of 2018 and the final unit is expected to be let shortly.

Its instruction includes property management, facilities management, service charge administration and tenant liaison.

Greg Barraclough, Associate Director in our Sheffield Property Management team, said: "We are delighted to have been appointed to manage such a prominent City Centre building, especially given the historical significance that the former NUM building has to Sheffield.

"With Grant Thornton relocating to the city centre and the three new leisure outfits created, it is sure to play a key part in Sheffield's vibrant future."

Originally commissioned by Arthur Scargill, the NUM occupied the building for just four years from 1988 to 1992 before moving to Barnsley. The building then stood empty for more than two decades and was threatened with demolition in 2006. 

Quest Property (Holly Street), part of the Brook Group, has secured a 250-year lease of the premises and the adjacent car park from the NUM.

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