Great news from the Northern General Hospital where Wycliffe House, which was saved from the demolition hammer by HHB, is to be brought back into use as offices.

It was threatened with demolition in 2015 by the Health Trust who wanted to create lots of extra parking, but Historic England immediately gave it listed status after an application by HHB.

Their exact words were that the buildings ‘have a unique place in the history and development of social welfare in England’.

They were in essence an early version of Barnardo’s and if you want the full story it’s the lead story in our Society’s magazine The Cruck which is available at Sheffield Scene on Surrey Street.

Wycliffe House, Northern General Hospital

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