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.


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  1. Hello.

    Just a quick question.

    What repairs would be done on the old town hall at castlegate.
    I think it would be very costly and although the kick start money would help, do you think it’s enough.

    Just wondering.

    • This money is just for the minimum repairs to the roof to make the building weatherproof. That’s all the Council is legally able to do.Even then we think [‘we’ being the Friends of the Old Town Hall] that the Council will go for the very cheapest option, given their dire financial situation. We would prefer more work but it’s a start. You are right that a full restoration of the building will be very expensive; double figures of millions, probably. We have grant-funded work in hand to do the costings and work up a plan for getting there but it’s going to be a long job.We’re up for it, though.

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