Friday, 17 July 2015

W.W. Laycock & Sons, Sheffield


W.W. Laycock & Sons Limited is yet another relic of Sheffield's declining steel and metal industry. Specifically, Laycock & Sons were silversmiths, manufacturers of 'bias buffs' and suppliers to the metal finishing trade; producing a range of items from cutlery and flasks to polishing mops and buffing wheels. To date, some evidence of the past and a number of the workbenches still remain throughout the buildings. Originally W.W. Laycock & Sons Limited occupied only half the premises, however, following expansion in later years, they subsequently acquired and occupied the entire site. The specific date of closure is currently unknown.

It appears that permission has been given to turn the site in to apartments, retaining the frontage of the original building:

but there has been some concern over noise levels from a nearby factory for potential residents of the new apartments:
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Esoteric Eric

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