Organised by the South Yorkshire Volunteer Fundraising Committee

Two Gems of Sheffield: One Hidden, One not so Hidden

  • The University of Sheffield Engineering Department Diamond Building |
  • Guided Tour |
  • Wednesday 13 September 2017 - 10:30 until 15:30

An opportunity to visit two buildings in the city completed 165 years apart, both feats of engineering in their own time. 

The University of Sheffield's Engineering Department's Diamond Building was completed in 2015, involving designs by twelve architects. At a cost of £81 million, it is the largest ever investment in teaching and learning at the university and was a R.I.C.S. winner in 2016.

The afternoon visit is to the Neo-Gothic St. Mary's Catholic Cathedral, on Norfolk Row, which was designed by Matthew Hadfield in 1850. It was recently awarded a Heritage Lottery grant enabling the restoration and reordering of the interior. There are many interesting tombs and artefacts, along with an A.W.N. Pugin stained glass window. 

This event has been organised by the South Yorkshire Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.

Venue details

The University of Sheffield Engineering Department Diamond Building
32 Leavygreave Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire South Yorkshire S37RD