More local press

There has been lots of publicity regarding the announcement of the Castlegate funding http://www.thestar.co.uk/business/student-designs-show-huge-potential-of-sheffield-s-castlegate-1-8678862 http://www.sheffieldnewsroom.co.uk/castlegate-funding/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-40775382 https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/news/nr/sheffield-castle-history-future-castlegate-transformation-1.719571 John Moreland did an interview with Radio Sheffield yesterday evening. You can hear it here for the next month or so. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p057wrmr – the item is about 1.10.00 in – use the transport bar.

Funding secured for Castle Excavations!!

Dear Friends You may well have seen in the local media today that funding has now been secured by the Council to start work on excavations of the Castle site. This is fantastic news and whilst a relatively modest amount, it does give the opportunity to undertake several archaeological trenches/excavations on the site.  The Council […]

Hoardings

The first set of hoardings on site….

Article on FOSC in the Star

There was a nice article on the group in the Sheffield Star recently http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/volunteers-aim-to-recreate-history-with-once-in-a-lifetime-opportunity-to-uncover-sheffield-castle-ruins-1-7936180

The Bastion

Senior Structural Engineer Steve Mettam sent us some  photographs taken of the bastion tower ruins during their pre-demolition surveys in early 2014. The subterranean ‘low chamber’ is not currently accessible, except via use of harness and winch, by experienced confined spaces trained personnel only. The castle ruins cannot be seen from the new raised ‘lockable’ […]

Site updates

Adrian Millward has sent this wonderful visual (pdf) guide to the current site, many thanks. Site update March 2016

The site – March 2016

The demolition is completed and we can now plan for the next stage. Here are some shots of the site. Not pretty, or exciting, but wait until we see what lies beneath!

Another perspective

It’s always healthy to present contrasting opinions…. The short-sightedness of people when it comes to our built environment never ceases to amaze me.  Take Sheffield’s Castle Market complex. Designed by the local authority architects, it answered a brief to fit a large new market onto a small site by going up – several floors of […]