Our
home

We are thrilled with our home. Along with fabulous teaching spaces and facilities you will find original tiles, flooring, doors and wall features - this is a space to inspire students as well as their home.

In early 2016, we moved into our new home – a restored city landmark, the Head Post Office, a Grade II listed building known to generations of Sheffielders, which had stood empty for more than 15 years.

Following a £9m regeneration project, which saw retained as many of the original features as possible, we moved into our new home which houses art and design courses, including fashion design, graphic design, fine art, product design, interior design, metalwork and jewellery,and more. Students are able to learn, make and create in large studio spaces and specialist workshops, using the latest technologies.

Now the building is an exciting environment for our art and design staff and students and welcomes hundreds of students through its doors every day. There is also a caf´┐Ż and exhibition space which is open to the public, giving local people, many of whom worked in and used the Head Post Office, the chance to reminisce in a building restored to its former glory.

  • The Head Post Office

    Our Home - The Old Head Post Office, now the Sheffield Institute of Arts.

  • Cafe In the Old Post Hall

    Our Cafe - Situated within the Old Post Hall of the building.

  • Students at work

    inspirational studio spaces.

  • Students at work

    inspirational studio spaces.

  • Students at work

    multi-purpose teaching spaces.

  • Students at work

    multi-purpose teaching spaces.

  • February 2016

    Inside the post office building

    Original features

  • Inside the post office building

    The Post Hall - our new exhibition/event space

  • Inside the post office building

    original Post Master?s Office ? now a meeting room

  • Inside the post office building

    multi-purpose teaching spaces

  • Inside the post office building

    inspirational studio spaces

  • Inside the post office building

    purpose built fashion studio

  • Inside the post office building

    multi-purpose teaching spaces

  • Inside the post office building

    restored original staircase

  • October 2015

    Inside the post office building

    Original features will be retained wherever possible

  • Inside the post office building

    Original features will be retained wherever possible

  • Inside the post office building

    The original post office counter hall will be transformed into a collaborative social space and cafe for SIA students

  • Inside the post office building

    Original features will be retained wherever possible

  • Inside the post office building

    Original features will be retained wherever possible

  • Inside the post office building

    Work continues on the restoration and refurbishment of this listed building.

  • June 2015

    Our architect's animation of the Institute?s new home, providing an idea of how original features and latest technologies will come together, transforming the space for our creative community of students and staff which will include teaching rooms, practice studios, workshops as well as exhibition and event space.

  • May 2015

    Original features will be retained wherever possible

    Original features will be retained wherever possible

  • Original features will be retained wherever possible

    Original features will be retained wherever possible

  • Original features will be retained wherever possible

    Original features will be retained wherever possible

  • Original features will be retained wherever possible

    Original features will be retained wherever possible

  • Stunning staircases are already restored

    Stunning staircases are already restored

  • Original windows provide stunning views of local landmarks

    Original windows provide stunning views of local landmarks

  • The original post office counter hall will be transformed into a collaborative social space and cafe for SIA students

    The original post office counter hall will be transformed into a collaborative social space and cafe for SIA students

  • The building is to be filled with large studio spaces, teaching areas and specialist workshops

    The building is to be filled with large studio spaces, teaching areas and specialist workshops

  • The original post office counter hall will be transformed into a collaborative social space and cafe for SIA students

    The original post office counter hall will be transformed into a collaborative social space and cafe for SIA students

  • The building is to be filled with large studio spaces, teaching areas and specialist workshops

    The building is to be filled with large studio spaces, teaching areas and specialist workshops

  • The building is to be filled with large studio spaces, teaching areas and specialist workshops

    The building is to be filled with large studio spaces, teaching areas and specialist workshops

  • April 2015

    The building is to be filled with large studio spaces, teaching areas and specialist workshops

    The building is to be filled with large studio spaces, teaching areas and specialist workshops

  • "This is an opportunity to locate our excellent teaching and internationally recognised research in art and design in the heart of Sheffield city centre." Professor Sally Wade, director of the Sheffield Institute of Arts

  • An architect's plan of the building

    An architect's plan of the building

  • The view of the Grade II listed building from Fitzalan Square

    The view of the Grade II listed building from Fitzalan Square

  • The view of the Grade II listed building from Fitzalan Square

    The view of the Grade II listed building from Fitzalan Square

  • An architect's elevation of the building

    An architect's elevation of the building

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