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Last Updated: Friday, 12 August 2005, 13:09 GMT 14:09 UK
315m riverside project announced
Artist's overview of the West Bar development
Vacant and derelict buildings on the site will be cleared for the project
Plans for a 315m riverside development have been unveiled in Sheffield.

The scheme includes restaurants, office space and 550 flats on the northern edge of the city centre, between West Bar and Corporation and Bridge Streets.

The West Bar project, one of a series of regeneration schemes in the city, is being developed by Sheffield City Council with Castlemore Securities Ltd.

Detailed plans are expected to be submitted in 2006 and, if approved, work should be completed by 2014.

The site will be developed in 11 blocks and include facilities for Sheffield University's school of architecture which will also be open to the public.

Tim Rippon from the council described the West Bar scheme as highly significant for the city's overall regeneration.

"It signals that the city's growing economy is moving from recovery to revival," he said.

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