Wharncliffe Works, Green Lane Sheffield

For some years we have had our eye on this place for. It’s the old Wharncliffe Works on Green Lane in Sheffield. A few times since the vacation of what was the Anarchist Center we’ve deliberately wandered past here to check it out at different times of day, this is how we found G Barnsley and Sons also owned by Mr. Gerald Duniec of Gerald Duniec & Company, Chartered Surveyors, nothing has been giving up there past here in Sheffield as you wait and wait, like a bus along come three, it was a busy Friday up north, Sheffield has been hit in the last few weeks we had seen this had been done so we thought we would have another look..

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Following discussion at the City Center and East Area Planning and Highways Board of 10 May 2004, members requested a report on the condition of Wharncliffe Works, Green Lane, and an indication of what powers are available to the Local Planning Authority, in the event of the condition of the building being unacceptable.

Wharncliffe Works, Green Lane, is currently owned by Mr. Gerald Duniec of Gerald Duniec & Company, Chartered Surveyors. The complex is in reasonable condition, although the Cornish Street range has suffered fire damage. The Section 4 below highlights the key areas of concern, and Appendix 1deals in more detail with the condition of the building.

Wharncliffe Works, Green Lane was listed on 18 October 1988, at grade II, at which point the building was in fair condition, given that it was then occupied by Langsett Industries, Sheet Metal Workers.

Recent history of The Building.

In May 1992, permission was sought and approved to restore the building, and use the first and second floors of the complex as offices.

In March 1999, permission was sought and approved to convert part the complex to offices and consulting rooms, in a combined redevelopment of Wharncliffe Works, and Globe Works, on Penistone Road (application nos. 98/1107P and 98/1106)P. This permission was not exercised, and has now lapsed.

The building was first placed upon the Listed Buildings at Risk Register in June 1993, and the then owner’s agent was also written to, informing him of the powers the Local Planning Authority has to execute urgent or necessary repairs under sections 54 and 48 of the Planning (Listed Building and Conservation Areas) Act 1990, and requiring certain works to be undertaken.

2010 it lays still empty slowly becoming a ruin, such a crass waist of a wonderful building, Gerald Duniec & Company, Chartered Surveyors are known round here for letting places fall down and making a vast gain on land sold, slowly we lose the history and architecture that matters to be replaced by empty over priced flats and much of this in Sheffield can be traced back to a Gerald Duniec.

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