Planning has been approved by Sheffield City Council for Event Central, an entertainment and community hub, to be completed on Fargate in Sheffield City Centre.

The Council have commissioned the new community hub, which will host shows, music gigs, exhibitions and talks to showcase Sheffield’s diverse talent.

Councillor Mazher Iqbal, Co-Chair of the Transport, Regeneration and Climate Policy Committee, said; “We know how much talent there is within our city and we are confident Event Central will be the perfect place to showcase it, attracting thousands of visitors each year.”

Event Central is funded by the Government’s Future High Streets fund which has provided Sheffield with nearly £16 million in funding to help regenerate the area.

Professor Vanessa Toulmin, Director of City and Culture, University of Sheffield and member of Sheffield’s Future High Street Fund Stakeholder Panel, said: “Delighted to hear we are another step closer to providing this vital event space for the wonderfully creative artists of the city to showcase their talents.

“This prominent central space has the potential to benefit both the vibrancy of the city itself as well as the vibrancy of the cultural sector.”

Fargate will also receive ‘Pocket Parks’ as a part of the Future High Street funding. These have been designed by Architectural and Urban Planning students at the University of Sheffield.

Fargate’s ‘Pocket Parks’ designed by University of Sheffield students – Sheffield City Council

A drop-in session will be hosted at Event Central on Thursday, October 20, from 11 am-7 pm to showcase the big plans proposed for Fargate as a part of the regeneration of Sheffield City Centre.

More information can be found here.