The concourse connecting Sheffield Students’ Union with the Alfred Denny Building is set to be upgraded.
As part of the ongoing regeneration of the University’s public realm, development was set to begin in February on the passage which passes underneath the A57.
When completed, the area will be a flexible civil space designed to accommodate the functions and events which regularly take place in that space. There will also be a new lighting system which will create a safe and secure space at night.
The area accommodates huge events such as graduation and open days, and therefore the design aims to keep the concourse uncluttered. There will be new paving, seating and social opportunities as well as an art wall.
The new paving will replace the current 50-year-old surface, which is one of the most used areas of campus and experiences heavy footfall, so the design has taken into consideration the flow of pedestrians and bikes.