By Josh Peachey
Architects competed against each other to design the highly-anticipated Henderson’s Relish Pub at the heart of the University of Sheffield campus.
A total of 17 local firms entered the contest initially, and the strongest four were asked to redesign the old Henderson’s Relish building located opposite the Jessop West University building.
The redevelopment is part of the University’s wider project to transform that area into a totally student-friendly space.
Hadfield Cawkwell Davidson, the architects with the winning design, have experience in this type of development and will work alongside the University team and Henderson’s to prepare the designs for a planning application to be submitted later this year.
Keith Lilley, Director of Estates and Facilities Management at the University said: “We were really delighted with the high quality approach from all our finalists but the concept that Hadfield Cawkwell Davidson developed just really hit the spot with a great design to incorporate the original house into a stunning modern setting.
“We believe the pub will be a fantastic addition to opening up the spaces around the University to make it a more welcoming place for the people of Sheffield and we know that many Henderson’s fans will enjoy the opportunity to spend time in the place that was home to Henderson’s for so long.”
Mrs Pamela Freeman, Managing Director of Henderson’s, said she and everyone else involved with the company were really excited to see the plans develop.