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New hotel constructed by J Tomlinson opens to the public

August 5, 2020

Sheffield’s newest hotel has finally opened its doors to the public after being handed over by J Tomlinson earlier this year.

The hotly-anticipated ibis Budget Sheffield Centre – St Mary’s Gate, which was originally due to launch at the end of March – opened on Monday 27 July following relaxation of nationwide lockdown restrictions.

The seven-storey hotel, which was designed by Whittam Cox Architects on behalf of Harridge Developments Limited, features 126 bright and modern of varying sizes, car parking, plus an ‘artisan-style’ café and bar, in which guests can enjoy a selection of fresh food and beverages in a relaxed and attractive setting.

Mark Davis, CEO and managing director (construction) at J Tomlinson, commented: “We are pleased to finally show off our most recently delivered project – the new ibis Budget Sheffield Centre – St Mary’s Gate – now that it is open to the public following the easing of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.

“It was a pleasure to work alongside Whittam Cox Developments on the scheme, which has been designed with the guest experience at the forefront of its delivery.”

24 new hospitality jobs created in Sheffield

Planning approval for the seven-storey hotel was secured in summer 2018, and its recent opening has created 24 new hospitality jobs for the city of Sheffield.

The new building sits proudly beside the existing Velocity Tower on Sheffield City Centre’s Inner Ring Road, and is a welcomed addition to the city’s impressive skyline. Nearby popular interest points include Sheffield Archives, Sheffield City Hall, and The Chimney House.

J Tomlinson, which was founded in Nottingham the 1950s, works primarily across the Midlands, Yorkshire and Northern and Central England.

The company provides a range of sustainable building solutions including refurbishment, repairs and maintenance, engineering services, extra care construction, renewable energy, and facilities management, working across a range of key sectors including extra care, healthcare, blue light, social housing and local government.

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