Victorian warehouse, The Nichols Building in Kelham (technically Shalesmoor) is finally set to be given a new lease of life.
The former grocery warehouse, and more recently antique emporium has been closed since 2018 but plans have been revealed that its first phase of redevelopment will be completed as early as May 2022.
Developers will be turning the huge building into both eco-friendly housing and commercial space which will include 40 sustainable-living flats, created by local, award-winning architects 93ft. Whilst promising to create a space for the future, some of the buildings most iconic features will be retained which have been there since 1914.
If you ever visited the Indie Arcade, a treasure trove of vintage pieces and rare finds you’ll be familiar with the vast space available in the 3-storey building. Sure, it might be a shame to see another old warehouse turn into flats but it’s better to utilise the land within the building instead of seeing it fall into disrepair.
The Nichols Building’s location plays a key part in the bridge between the city centre and Kelham as it sits on the opposite side of Kelham and backs on to a huge housing development that goes all the way up Netherthorpe Road, to the city centre.
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