Demolition of 50 year old hotel finally under way

The Grosvenor House Hotel in Sheffield City Centre is being demolished to make way for development of the new Retail Quarter.

The hotel, which opened in 1966 in preparation for Sheffield hosting a number of World Cup matches, closed over seven years ago.

However, planning permission to demolish the building was only granted in September of last year by Sheffield City Council.

With the work finally getting under way, online users of the Sheffield Forum have been offering their thoughts on what was one of the most luxurious hotels in the city.

On a topic called ‘Memories of The Grosvenor’, one of the users said: “I do have very fond memories of the Grosvenor House Hotel as I met my wife there on February 17th 1981.”

Another user said: “Spent our wedding night at the Grosvenor Hotel (Boxing Day 1974), it was a lovely place then.”

One user also said: “It was a good place to work, it is sad to see a good hotel decline to the extent it is now.”

With new HSBC offices set to replace the hotel as part of the £480 million retail quarter, the council are hoping the majority of shops will be open by 2019.






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