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Making it happen – our policy priorities in action

This plan creates the foundation for long-term change, for Sheffield to be a more prosperous city and for more people to succeed.

Over the coming decade, there are game-changing investment opportunities across the city which will truly bring to life our ambitions for Sheffield to be more prosperous, with more people sharing in that prosperity. Investment at scale also represents a significant opportunity to make sure new developments make a positive contribution to a low carbon future. The projects below will go beyond the life of this Plan – and undoubtedly, other opportunities will arise in the coming four years – but the groundwork will be done now and in the coming years, transforming our city with more new homes; a dynamic environment for businesses to start-up and scale-up as part of our world class knowledge economy; and green, reliable transport networks to connect people throughout our city.

Our mission - ‘together we get things done’ - is critical here, demonstrating the scale of opportunity and ambition in Sheffield that can be realised by working creatively and collaboratively with partners and local communities.

Innovation in the city and the Investment Zone

Working with the University of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University and the private sector, the Innovation District and IZ will provide in-demand incubation and scale-up space for businesses spun out of our world-class universities, helping them to grow.


Regenerating the birthplace of Sheffield, Castlegate will be a core part of the Innovation district as a central anchor re-connecting West Bar, through Wicker and Victoria in the wider City Centre, creating opportunities for education and business spin-out spaces.


Creating a new central neighbourhood in our city centre over the next decade. This is a major investment opportunity for new homes that would continue the transformation of our city.


Working with Homes England and the private sector on a new liveable urban neighbourhood that builds on the unique historic and industrial character and architecture of Kelham and Neepsend.

Furnace Hill and St. Vincent’s

Celebrating and complementing the industrial heritage of the area with the development of a new neighbourhood for families in our city centre, with opportunities for new places and spaces for people to make their homes.

Station Quarter

With Homes England; London & Continental Railways and Network Rail, transforming the gateway into our city from the historic Midland Station over the next 10 years. Major opportunity to deliver new homes and attract new businesses to the city centre.

Tram/train expansion

Our tram network represents a generational opportunity to extend efficient, green transport to more people in Sheffield and beyond. We will work with the SY Mayoral Combined Authority and partners to develop ambitious plans to grow our network, including looking at connections to Stocksbridge and Chesterfield.

Modern leisure and sport venues across the city

Investing £117m in our leisure and sport venues so that we have modern, accessible leisure facilities across the city, ensuring that we have the venues to compete on the national and international stage.

Graves Gallery and Central Library building

We will set out a credible plan for one of the cultural jewels of our city, securing the future of this beautiful and historic building and set out a vision for its future and for a 21st Century central library service.

Attercliffe waterside

Delivering a new vision of communities in an area of proud history and valued heritage, connected to some of our major economic assets with a zero-carbon neighbourhood, and transformed high street at its heart: a model for the city’s future.