University of Sheffield spent almost £1.8 million restoring the Henderson’s Relish building

The heritage project cost £1.8 million.


The University of Sheffield spent £1.8 million to preserve the former Henderson’s Relish building, a Freedom for information request by The Sheffield Star has uncovered.

The expenses included £428,000 spent on professional fees, £493,000 on enabling costs, while £968,000 was spent on the rebuilding of the premises.

It also cost £400,000 to demolish a small garage that had been attached to the building.

Originally, the work was planned to take 40 weeks, but it was extended to 68 weeks after delays.

Henderson’s Relish had been made in Sheffield since 1885, and is still on of the city’s most famous exports.

Rachel Parham, relationships manager at the University of Sheffield told The Sheffield Star: “The work to preserve the fabric of the building, which has included an entirely new roof and a rebuild of half the structure using the original bricks, is now complete.”

“In December 2021, we had to remove a building to the rear of the site due to structural damage from severe adverse weather, and so our project to preserve the fabric of this building – the ‘House’ – was to ensure this iconic piece of Sheffield’s cultural heritage would remain for many years to come.”

“Now that we’ve been successful in the preservation, we are considering the future use of the building, and further details will be announced in due course.”

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