Friday, 20 September 2013

The old post office, Fitzalan Square.

Old Post Office, Fitzalan Square, Sheffield
Photo © Copyright Julian Osley and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
Sheffield's old main post office building in Fitzalan Square's been empty for years, ever since the post office moved its operations to Castle House. Clearly that wasn't the smartest of moves, as Castle House then closed down - apart from the bit that houses the post office.

Since then the old Fitzalan Square building's fallen into decay and decrepitude but at last there's hope for it with news that it's to be converted to student flats and an educational building. As well as the existing building, which'll be refurbished, there'll be a fourteen and a twenty two story block of flats for international students built on the Flat Street/Pond Hill end of the site.

It all sounds exciting and glamorous but I must admit my main memory of the building is that, when I was little, there was a TARDIS-style police box outside, which sadly no longer stands. I demand the developers of the site bring it back.

I fear my demands may be ignored.


More info on the planned development here.

1 comment:

Stephen Collins said...

It is surely a very good news for the students who need to reside in Sheffield.So, special thanks to the writer. I must share my experience with my friends about this site and hop that they will also visit this site very soon.
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