Victorian Building Tempts Tenants

2nd July 2015

A prominent historic building in Sheffield, once part furnished with items from the SS Olympia, the sister ship to the Titanic, is welcoming new tenants following a refurbishment programme.

Albion House on Savile Street, which has a unique Victorian facade and steeple roof, is the new home to cloud technology experts Results which relocated from its smaller base in Park Hill to occupy 5,300 sq ft on the first floor. The landlord Perland Properties Limited has also secured a change of use with Sheffield City Council planning department to provide retail space of 6,000 sq ft on the ground floor. Ben White from the Sheffield office of Knight Frank, which is marketing the building, said: "Albion House is a prominent and historic building in Sheffield. "It was originally built by scrap metal merchant and shipbreaker Thomas Ward dating back to the late 19th Century as a headquarters for his growing business Thos W Ward. "Ward rose to considerable fame as a skilled shipbreaker and tradesman and formed his business into a limited company in 1904. He was elected to the prestigious office of Master Cutler in Sheffield in 1913. "The building has an opulent past having been part furnished by items from the SS Olympia, the sister ship to the Titanic. The historical contents may have gone but this building is now providing a new future for local companies wanting a modern working environment. "Many businesses aspire to a base with character and a story attached and this certainly fits the bill." As well as the retail space, offices from 1,000 sq ft are available in the two storey building which is also home to Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Refurbished open plan and cellular space is available and all areas benefit from new carpets, raised access floors, comfort cooling, Cat II Lighting throughout, lift access, manned reception and on site secure car parking. Ben added: "Albion House is located in a prominent position fronting onto Savile Street on the primary route leading from the city centre through the Don Valley to the Meadowhall. Junctions 33 and 34 of the M1 are around 10 minutes away. "It offers easy access into the city centre and is opposite the Tesco Extra superstore and Pure Gym on nearby Spital Hill." For more information contact Ben White at Knight Frank on 0114 272 9750 or joint agent on the project Alastair Campbell on (0114) 276 5551.

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