Landmark Sheffield building up for sale

20 Church Street, Sheffield

The former Victorian Cairns Chambers building in Sheffield is up for sale.

20 Church Street, a Tudor/Gothic style building, is available for sale on an offers invited basis with agents Knight Frank in Sheffield.

The 7,000 sq ft premises, built between 1894 and 1896, was originally designed by Charles Hadfield for the solicitors Henry & Alfred Maxwell.

It sits at the rear of Orchard Square and features decorative exterior stonework by Frank Tory including a four-foot statue of Earl Cairns, a former Lord Chancellor, and has been previously used as a restaurant at ground and basement level and as office space on the upper floors.

Harry Orwin-Allen from the Sheffield office of Knight Frank, said: “A new future awaits this building. It’s central location near West Street, Leopold Square, Townhead Street and Fargate and close vicinity to the Sheffield Supertram means it would be ideal as retail, offices or for a mixed use development, subject to planning.”

Church Street, originally called Church Lane, can be dated back to at least 1637, features some of the more significant buildings in Sheffield including the grade one listed Sheffield Cathedral started in 1430 and the Cutlers’ Hall, headquarters of the Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire, built in 1832.


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