Framework

YORcivil2

Client

Sheffield City Council

Contractor

NMCN PLC

Value

£5,100,000

High quality public spaces for students, staff and the local community

This redevelopment of roads and pedestrian around the University of Sheffield in the center of the city has greatly improved accessibility to the campus.

The works have optimised traffic flow in the center of the city while creating safer environment for pedestrians and cyclists.

Value engineering

At regular meetings with the clients, NMCN were able to demonstrate how they were providing the best value for money in their methods. Alternative designs for pedestrian crossings, for example, were suggested to improve durability by using flexible surfacing.

These regular meetings were also an opportunity to ensure clients were up to date with the progress of the project and make arrangements to prevent disruption to campus activity and reduce problems with public safety.

Employment opportunities for the community

NMCN were able to offer five work experience placements, four employment opportunities, and one apprenticeship through the project. Providing employment and skills opportunities is a key part of every YORhub project, as exemplified here by NMCN

YORhub employment and skills
Sheffield University

A welcoming, modern public environment

The public and university communities were the focus of this project from the start, and the resulting environment demonstrates it well.

The repaved public realm areas not only provide high quality travel routes, but the installation of public art and street furniture reflect that this project enables better physical and cultural links with the wider Sheffield community.