The Sheffield Antiques Quarter takes shape

Posted on June 20, 2012 by


In the last Heeley Voice an article ‘New Use for Old Bank’  highlighted the opening of Heeley Bank Antiques Centre on Queens Road, the latest addition to the local antiques scene.

The article also mentioned plans are being developed for ‘official ‘Antiques Quarter’ status for the area – well things have moved forward a lot over the last couple of months!

Turn out at two public meetings held in April and May has been excellent and ‘The Sheffield Antiques Quarter’ group has been formed.  Priorities have been identified which include gaining Sheffield City Council approval for designation of the area as ‘The Sheffield Antiques Quarter’, pulling together a unified marketing strategy for traders and proposals for new events and markets – its all really exciting!

The group want a strong identity for the Quarter to create a fantastic new attraction for Sheffield. There are plans for environmental improvements such as additional street furniture and floral features, river side walks, better lighting and improved car parking.

Hendrika Stephens, Chair of The Sheffield Antiques Quarter group says, “I look forward to ongoing improvement and development of the area into a vibrant and bohemian place to spend time.”

The quarter spreads itself through Broadfield Road, Abbeydale Road, Wolseley Road, part of London Road and the end of Queens Road, and includes a range of antique shops, clothing shops, book shops, cafes and more – approximately 200 traders will benefit from the proposals.

It is clear that there is plenty of support for the recognition of an official ‘Sheffield Antiques Quarter’ for an area that has had the unofficial status for quite some time.

For more details contact Hendrika Stephens ( )

Twitter: @AntiquesQuarter