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One of She eld’s most iconic buildings is set to be given a new lease of life and will be restored to create 30 new homes on the site.
Beauchief Hotel, situated on Abbeydale Road South, will be lovingly transformed into luxury housing by developers Brantingham Homes and will be marketed by Redbrik.
Originally built in 1900 as the Abbeydale Station Hotel, the building served travellers passing through
the local railway station. The station sat on the She eld to London line, serving Beauchief and Woodseats and provided excellent links to
the surrounding areas, including
Chester eld. It went through numerous name changes and became the Beauchief Station in 1914 before eventually closing in 1961.
During its early days the classic Victorian building became a favourite watering hole for steel merchants travelling between factories in London and She eld.
Throughout the years, many di erent proprietors occupied The Beauchief with varying degrees of success. A particular high point came in the 1980s and 90s, when the hotel enjoyed a renewed popularity under French general manager, Michel Limon and his wife, Edwige.
Under Michel’s management,
the hotel was extended with an additional 40 additional rooms - a signi cant expansion – which led to the hotel becoming a popular venue for weddings, christenings and family celebrations.
From April 2012 the venue was operated by Brew Kitchen who ran the venue until New Year’s Eve 2015 when it closed its doors for the  nal time.
Now, the land and property are
set to be repurposed, bringing much-needed homes to the area, comprising 18 apartments and 12 detached family houses, all set within

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