£800k funding boost to uncover Sheffield Castle

Sheffield Council has allocated nearly £800,000 to uncover the remains of the city’s ancient castle and to develop the Castlegate Quarter. A total of £786,000 has been earmarked from the city’s Capital Growth Fund to support the transformation of the quarter into a digital hub and visitor location. It will include an archaeological dig to find remains of the mediaeval castle where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned for more than a decade. The funding will also enable environmental improvements, transformation of empty shops and action to protect the Old Town Hall. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!