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Report - The Citadel, Sheffield, July 2021


Shaun

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History:
Not too much history on this place. It was designed by William Gillbee Scott (1857-1930), who had conceived the Gower Street Memorial Chapel in London and located opposite John Lewis in the city centre. The foundation stones were laid in September 1892 and with construction completed by the end of 1893, the Citadel opened in January 1894 as the headquarters of the Salvation. and according to the application and cost £7,500 to build. The Castellated style red-brick building (complete with crenelated parapet with machicolations and a 3-stage square turret on stepped corbels) underwent some alterations in the 1950s. Internally, the key feature was its theatre-like auditorium with its ramped seating and gallery which could seat up to 1,800 people, along with its large central rooflight.

It was Grade II listed in December 1995 and four years later in 1999, the church moved its Sheffield headquarters to Sharrow in 1999 meaning the building has stood empty for just over 20 years.

The citadel become the location of protests in 2012 when 'Occupy Sheffield' took possession and renamed it 'The Citadel of Hope’ on the basis of a so-called ‘Section 6′ notice. There is also hope that the building can be repurposed. WMA Architects, on behalf of Tandem Properties, submitted full planning and listed building applications in October 2019 for work on The Citadel on Cross Burgess Street. Hence the interior of the four-storey building is set to be modernised to make it suitable for use as a food and drink establishment, while retaining its historic features.
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This place claims the first Yorkshire explore I've done while on a two day trip into Sheffield. The building was in a very bad way and was absolutely full of pigeons dead and alive plus there shit which was from pleasant. architecturally the buildings main hall is quite interesting, certainly worth a stop if open with its central position.
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Shaun

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Pretty nice explore this one. Glad you managed to tick it off @Shaun
Yep, managed to tick a few bits off in Sheffield thats been bugging me for a while, even managed brewery with that nasty barbed wire which supprised me
 

pramanda

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Ooooh, still not being repurposed. Nice. I performed in there in 2012 with Occupy Sheffield..
 

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