One of the vacant office buildings within RBH’s Pennine Five site in Sheffield city centre is set to be reopened – offering immediate and flexible office solutions to Sheffield’s local business community in the wake of coronavirus.

Whilst implementing the long-term vision for all five of the Pennine Five (P5) commercial blocks remains a key priority for RBH – with design and planning work progressing well behind the scenes – Block Three is set to be reopened to help businesses that require new options because of the pandemic.

Located on the corner between Tenter Street and Hawley Street, the building will undergo a temporary and light-touch fit out to ensure it is ready for occupancy as early as next month.

In addition to the prime location, the space will feature open-plan floor plates and reliable internet connectivity. To help tenants remain compliant to CV-19 guidelines, thermal detectors will be installed to measure body temperature, while 150 pay-as-you-go parking spaces and cycling storage provide alternative solutions to public transport.

Sheffield commercial agent Tim Bottrill, colloco, explained the need: “The office rental market for the next six months will be unique, with businesses of all sizes impacted by coronavirus.

“Some companies will be looking to leave certain properties and wanting a short-term base so they can review their next steps. Others will be in desperate need for bigger or additional floorspace – allowing them to spread desks and adhere to the two-metre social distancing restrictions.

“Block Three of the P5 site can help provide flexible and affordable rental options, with easy in and easy out terms. The space available ranges from 4,600 to 37,000 sq ft.”

The future proposals for the P5 site will aim to deliver a commercial campus of over 220,000 sq ft.

A destination designed for the modern workforce, the office spaces will be set around a central plaza with a cafe/bar and will also feature a gym and dedicated coworking space. A major focus is being placed on emerging office trends, such as sustainability, flexibility, and mental wellbeing.

Chloe Brook, Director at RBH Properties, said: “We are progressing well with our P5 scheme and are excited to share more details with the public soon. However, with such a prominent and large site available, it makes sense for both RBH and the Sheffield business community to provide this short-term, flexible solution.

“There is so much uncertainty being generated because of the coronavirus situation, we think it’s important to try and provide business owners with new and immediate solutions.”

RBH is one of the most successful privately-owned property companies in the UK, with investments and developments across the residential and commercial sectors. In addition to the P5 site in Sheffield, other major commercial schemes in the North of England include Mann Island in Liverpool and East Parade in Leeds.