As part of the £100 million investment in the University’s Future Spaces scheme, Arundel House, at the corner of Arundel Gate and Furnival Street, was refurbished as office space for University staff. The first staff moved in at the end of 2014 with full occupation from early 2015.
In December 2015, Sheffield Hallam honoured its first Chancellor by officially naming the building Bryan Nicholson. Sir Bryan performed the unveiling himself during a visit to the building, accompanied by his wife Lady Mary Nicholson. Both were also given a guided tour of the building.
The building houses more than 100 members of staff . The completed refurbishment included work to improve the exterior, such as updating the cladding, entrance and windows, as well as a thorough interior refurbishment.
This is a prominent City Centre site on the corner of Arundel Gate and Furnival Street. The design is sympathetic to the heritage of the area and takes account of the forward thinking values of the University as well as the modern design of buildings adjacent and opposite.
The building is also leading the way in pioneering the University’s ‘new ways of working’ initiative, which encourages more flexibility in the way teams use the space and allows us to enhance the efficient use of our space and resources.