Sheffield Forgemasters acquires office space
An office building close to Meadowhall has been acquired by Sheffield Forgemasters to house increasing staff numbers.
Located at the junction of Brightside Lane and Weedon Street, the 1980s-built Riverside Court complex, will become a new base for project leaders and associated contractors working on the transformational project.
Teams working on company's new 13,000-tonne forging line and proposed machining facility will take up residence in the 10,000 sq ft, two-storey building.
Above: The two-storey office space purchased by Sheffield Forgemasters
With the company undertaking a multimillion-pound recapitalisation project, our workforce has almost doubled through on-site contractors, making space a premium at the existing 64-acre site.
Steve Marshall, manufacturing transformation director, said: "The purchase of offices at Riverside Court offsets demands that the recapitalisation programme will place on existing facilities.
"Our employee count is more than 600 and contractors are set to number almost 500, so additional offices and car parking are essential to maintain productivity without any impact on our major recapitalisation works."
Knight Frank's Sheffield's agency team, headed up by Peter Whiteley, acted for the owners of Riverside Court.
Whiteley, partner and head of office at Knight Frank, said: "Sheffield Forgemasters is investing in the city of Sheffield through its recapitalisation project, bringing employment, commercial and property opportunities.
"It was important for the company to house the relevant staff on one site, also emphasising how crucial an office space with associated parking is in this type and scale of scheme."
JLL represented Sheffield Forgemasters on its expansion in the Don Valley.