Sheffield’s Heart of the City II project has had a new boost as a food hall, cookery school and fine dining experience will join the line up of buildings in the city and high street.
Cambridge Street Collective will be run by Sheffield food operator the Milestone Group which will take control of the food hall.
Michelin Star chef Luke French will take over the fine dining restaurant on the third floor, expanding from his award-winning restaurant, JÖRO, in Krynkl, Kelham Island.
Councillor Mazher Iqbal, Cabinet Member for Business and Investment at Sheffield City Council, said: “This is Sheffield on a plate and we’re thrilled that both Cambridge Street Collective and Leah’s Yard will be run by some of our city’s most inspirational food & drink and commercial entrepreneurs. This is a destination for Sheffield, by Sheffield.”
The Milestone Group, which run Milestone Pub and Culterly Works in Kelham Island, is responsible for creating the new food hall and is aiming to feature a number of exciting independent food and drink companies.
The second floor will feature a studio for a YouTube channel and be combined with new classes and live demonstrations.
Matt Bigland, founder of Milestone Group, said: “We are excited, humbled and ready to drive this project and the city centre into a new dining era.
“This is not simply a food hall but a community hub – a destination of mixed-use spaces, combining everything from live events and cookery classes to culture and co-working – creating something that is unique to Sheffield.”
The new city centre gastro will be apart of the restructure of the historic building on Cambridge Street, which is being adapted to have a new structure towards the back.
The announcement of Cambridge Street Collective comes after a new operator was announced at Leah’s Yard for new independent businesses in Sheffield.
Andrew Davison, Project Director at Queensberry, said: “Cambridge Street Collective is truly at the Heart of Sheffield City Centre and will be the beating heart of our scheme.
“We have all missed the social aspect of meeting up with friends and family during lockdown with this concept it will bring people together so they can interact, relax, socialise, experience, chat, eat and drink.”