Sheaf Square and Howard Street

Sheffield

Further information

Year completed

2008

Cost

£24 million

Project team

  • Lead Designer: Sheffield City Council Regeneration Projects Design Team with support from EDAW and Faber Maunsell
  • Main Contractor: Interserve
  • Lighting: Sutton Vane
  • Highways Design: Street Force
  • Artists: Si Applied (‘Cutting Edge’ sculpture); Jeremy Asquith (street furniture); Mosaic Workshop (Howard Street Rill); RPDT (Sheaf Street Water Cascade)

Traffic volume

Sheaf Street

  • 7am-7pm vehicle counts: 2001 – 36,600
  • 2008 – 29,200
  • 2010 – 25,520
  • 24-hour weekday flow: 2010 – 33,000

Arundel Gate

  • 7am-7pm vehicle count: 1990 – 24,000
  • 2010 – 11,780
  • 24-hour weekday flow: 2010 – 15,520

Traffic speed

  • Sheaf Street: post-scheme mean speed 23mph (85th percentile 29mph)
  • Arundel Gate: post-scheme mean speed 21mph (85th percentile 25mph)

Road safety

Sheaf Street/Paternoster Row (vicinity of Howard Street/Sheaf Square)

  • Before – 1/04/00-1/04/04 (48 months): 18 collisions (16 slight; 2 serious)
  • After – 1/04/08-31/1/10 (22 months): 10 collisions (all slight)

Arundel Gate (vicinity of Howard Street)

  • Before – 1/04/00-1/04/04 (48 months): 7 collisions (3 slight; 3 serious; 1 fatal)
  • After – 1/04/08-31/1/10 (22 months): 4 collisions (3 slight; 1 serious)