A large scale project to redevelop and refurbish levels five and six of Aspect Court have been completed; creating space for Sheffield Hallam’s Enterprise and Innovation Hub.

This £1.8million project up-grade and improve two floors in Aspect Court at the heart of the city Sheffield, immediately adjacent to the Ponds Forge sports centre. Aspect Court will form part of the Knowledge Gateway – a partnership project to transform the corridor running along the Lower Sheaf to the Porter Valley, including Sheffield Midland station.

The building is also home to the new Hallam i-Lab – a brand new business incubator and co-working space for students and graduates. The Hallam i-Lab will serve as an entrepreneurial base for students, graduates and academics offering them a dynamic and collaborative environment where innovation and creativity can flourish.

Level 5: Complete re-fit with a new floor layout, converting what was open plan space into modular spaces for the National Centre of Excellence for Degree Apprenticeships.

Level 6: A lighter touch refurbishment of the space for i-Lab; that included redecoration, improvements to electrical systems and predominantly new furniture.


The site team has worked under great pressure to deliver a project of this value in such a short time, so credit must be given for the pre-planning and successful execution of the works, is now complete and on programme.

The National Centre of Excellence for Degree Apprenticeships was officially opened by Northern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry MP on Thursday 8 Nov, read more about the opening here.