The UK government’s £1bn Future High Streets Fund aims to transform and regenerate high Streets across England, making them fit for the future. It will help revitalise local high streets and boost economic buoyancy in town centres where people live, shop, use services, and spend their leisure time. Space Syntax has been working with the City of Sheffield, supporting its successful initial bid to secure funding for improvements to Sheffield’s historic High Street and Fargate, its famous shopping street.
We are now assisting in the next stage of the bid, providing public realm design advice and modelling the pedestrian movement impacts of future development scenarios. Our input is the latest phase of a longstanding relationship with the City. Working across several different phases of the Heart of the City masterplan, Space Syntax is aiding in the transformation of the City Centre as a vibrant, mixed-use district that attracts more jobs, investment and visitors.