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Plans for Sheffield food and drink venue to be built on iconic city center site

Sheffield is set to get a new food, drink and entertainment venue unlike any other – if plans get the go-ahead.

A planning application has been submitted to Sheffield City Council for Thor’s eye-catching Tipi to be built on an empty lot on Pinstone Street.

The land, which also borders Furniture Gate and Union Street, was previously the side of the Mid City House office block, which was demolished earlier this year.

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At the time, there were no plans for what would replace the iconic Sheffield building. Now that the site has been cleared, the planning application for the temporary tipi structure has been submitted on behalf of Fabler & Co. Ltd.

It would be the second Thor’s Tipi to arrive in Yorkshire, with a site already located in the grounds York’s flagship hotel.

The application explains that the venue would offer live music as well as food and drink and would be open to the public 364 days a year – closing only at Christmas – between 11am and 11pm.

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If successful, Thor’s Tipi will be built on the former site of Mid City House – Credit: Google images

The venue would consist of a single-storey building with “scaffold-style timber cladding” and PVC roll-up windows, topped by a teepee structure.

There would also be outdoor seating set around planters, and the site would be surrounded by a wooden fence.

The planning application also details the types of events the venue would offer, including open mic nights, a monthly street food market and quizzes – all of which would adhere to Thor’s “noise management plan”, which was designed to reduce the impact of noise on surrounding businesses and residents.

The Mid City House office block on Pinstone Street was demolished in January - Credit: Yasmin WakefieldThe Mid City House office block on Pinstone Street was demolished in January - Credit: Yasmin Wakefield

The Mid City House office block on Pinstone Street was demolished in January – Credit: Yasmin Wakefield

If successful, Fabler & Co. Ltd hopes to have the venue open to the public from August or September 2024.

The planning application concludes: “We will of course work with the relevant authorities to ensure that our location has a positive impact on Sheffield city centreboth as responsible operators and high street innovators.”

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