The Sheffield Star has posted several photographs of ‘fake’ chimneys that are being installed on the Pepper Pot building.
Six historic chimneys were removed as part of Heart of the City reconstruction, with only the façade remaining.
The Pepper Pot building is in Block C, bound by Pinstone Street, Cambridge Street and Charles Street.
Developers had asked for permission to change its original plans, by reducing the number of chimneys – designed by architects Flockton and Gibbs – and replicating only one.
Sheffield City Council’s planning committee overwhelmingly rejected the bid against the advice of officers who warned that refusal would put economic, social and environmental benefits of the scheme on hold and may lead to other cost cutting.
The replacement chimneys are two-tonne, 10ft ‘brick’ stacks, and thought to be made from glass reinforced concrete.