Carbrook Hall, Meadowhall, Sheffield

Completed: January, 1970

Service: Architecture

Sector: Retail

Client: West Street Leisure

Size: 44 sqm of new floor area

The brief was to create a new single storey extension on a historic grade II listed property, to provide a drive thru.

Carbrook Hall

Carbrook Hall, which dates back to 1176, was used as a meeting place by parliamentary forces during the Civil War, when its former owner played a leading role in the taking of Sheffield Castle in 1644.

The Grade II listed former ancestral home on Attercliffe Common, which is reputed to be one of Yorkshire's most-haunted sites, was used as a pub for many years, but following arson attacks it had been vacant for two years. Any proposed works to this valuable caused a great deal of interest from local community groups and Historians.


The extension and refurbishment scheme ensured that the historical and listed elements in the building were retained and renovated. This includes a stone fireplace, timber wall panelling and ornate plaster ceilings. The dilapidated 1970’s single storey additions have been removed with a new ashlar stone extension added in their place. All work to the building and external areas has been completed in partnership with SCC Planning, Archaeology and Highways consultants to ensure it all works in a sympathetic manner and in keeping with the original Hall building.


The interior has been decorated and fitted out in neutral colours with all original plaster work, timber and stonework cleaned, repaired, exposed and integrated into the Starbucks theme. The exterior stonework strings, mullions and framework have been restored with windows replaced with new purpose made bespoke frames, completed by local craftsmen. The completed groundworks include a drive thru lane and carparks which are configured to provide safe access for pedestrians and vehicles, and to compliment the location of the building on the site. Two large terraces are included.