We love a spa day at The Yorkshireman. From the white fluffy robes to the glasses of prosecco in the hot tub – it just speaks to us. So this new venture, The Citadel Spa in Sheffield city centre is right up our street.
Plans have been drawn up to restore the Grade II listed former Salvation Army Citadel in Sheffield city centre – which has been empty for 16 years into an upmarket spa and restaurant.
The grade II-listed building was constructed in 1894 as the Sheffield headquarters of the Salvation Army. It has remained vacant following the charity’s relocation to new premises in 1999.
It would include a pool, hot tubs, sauna, cafe-bar and steam, treatment and relaxation rooms – our idea of heaven right in the city centre.
The new spa in Sheffield city centre renovation would mean a ‘full facade restoration’ for the stunning building. Restoring the frontage to its former glory keeping the heritage of Sheffield alive.
It’s been empty for 16 years and stands at the entrance to Sheffield’s glittering £470m Heart of the City II development.
The owner Robert Hill believes the construction of the Radisson Blu hotel offers a unique potential for the historic building and has hired Sheffield architects Hadfield Cawkwell Davidson to draw up plans.
Architect Matthew Quinn said: “From discussions with our client and review of the current leisure offer within Sheffield it is evident that there is a short fall of spa facilities.
“We have therefore produced a high-level concept that demonstrates a potential spa/leisure facility within the citadel that could be linked to the hotel, if required. With limited competition and city centre residential offers increasing at a dramatic pace we feel this could be a good fit for both the hotel and citadel.”
Mr Quinn continued: “We believe the demolition of the Yorkshireman Public House creates an exciting opportunity to enhance leisure and create a destination venue within the centre of Sheffield and restore one of Sheffield’s much-loved buildings.”