Friday, 26 September 2014

Bridge House, Sheffield


It appears that in recent times the office space at Bridge House had been rented out to several different companies including accountancy and chartered surveyors. An interesting post on one of the popular Urban Exploration forums from an individual that actually used to work here in the 1970's goes as follows:

"I actually worked in this building for 5 years in the mid to late '70s. At the time Bridge House belonged to The British Steel Corporation. It had previously been the offices for the Millsands rolling mills, which were still operating across the road, having been absorbed by BSC sometime after 1967.

Bridge House became the home of the Marketing department of the Billet, Bar and Rod division, after we were moved from the much nicer offices at the Mount in Broomhill. There was a Reprographics department at the front on the ground floor, above it was the management dining room (free sit down lunch with waitress service), further along that floor was a big conference/board room, and the top floor was senior management offices. There were 2 open plan floors running away from the street, above a large covered car park, with another wing of 2 floors across the back.

After the Corporation shrank alarmingly in 1981, the building became the home of BSC Enterprises, set up with European funding to help redundant steelworkers start new companies. I don't know when that finished but there were lots of changes in the late nineties, and the last time I went past, it was let out to lots of small enterprises."


The building suffered a suspected arson attack in 2012 and has since been earmarked to be redeveloped in to premium office space:

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