A Cumberlidge have completed a truly prestigious project; the restoration of the main stage at one of Sheffield’s most iconic buildings, Sheffield City Hall.

Located in Barker’s Pool, the Grade II listed building was constructed from local material inclusive of Hopton Wood limestone and, since it opened on 22nd September 1932, it has hosted many of the most famous names in music, entertainment and public speaking including The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix and ‘Blaster Bates’.

Managed by Sheffield International Venues, Sheffield City Hall hosts 750 events a year and attracts audiences from all over the world.

Outlines Tim Vaughan, director at A Cumberlidge: “We were delighted to be selected as the flooring contractor for this particular restoration project. Having attended numerous events at Sheffield City Hall over the years, it was a real privilege to play a part in its history and see the stage from a whole new perspective!”

Preparing the stage at Sheffield City Hall

Continues Tim: “Being such a busy venue, we had to plan the schedule of works to take place ‘out of hours’, predominantly during the night. The first element of the project was to clean and prepare the 200m2 hard wood floor ready for sanding. Utilising various grades of paper we abraded the floor to lift and remove any marks and ingrained damage in preparation for the reapplication of several coats of Treatex Hardwood Oil to seal the surface.”


Concludes Tim: “This has to be one of my favourite projects we’ve ever worked on. The stage looks absolutely stunning and I’m very proud of the excellent work the team has delivered for this world-class venue which just happens to be right on our doorstep.”