Leaflet highlights the civilised side of Sheffield

Engineers and academics have come together to develop a leaflet and walk to help residents and visitors learn about the icons that make Sheffield a civilised city.

Dr Rachel Horn (University of Sheffield) and leaflet author and ICE member Duncan Froggatt at Sheffield’s Winter Garden. Picture by Dean Atkins.
Dr Rachel Horn (University of Sheffield) and leaflet author and ICE member Duncan Froggatt at Sheffield’s Winter Garden. Picture by Dean Atkins.

Led by ICE Yorkshire and Humber, the collaboration has created "Sheffield: A Civilised Place", which outlines a 2.75 mile circular city centre walk.

The two-hour walk takes in buildings, structures, transport infrastructure and bridges that go towards making society work in Sheffield.

Among the 32 points of interest included in the walk are the Cathedral, the City and Town Halls, theatres, the Millennium Galleries, Sheffield Station and Passenger Transport Interchange, Lady's Bridge, the Parkway Viaduct and Victoria Quays.

ICE Yorkshire and Humber has been supported in the production of the leaflet by the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) Yorkshire & Humber, the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM), the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Move More campaign, and the University of Sheffield.

ICE member Duncan Froggatt, who authored the leaflet and is writing a book on the subject, said: "Civilisation is made possible by engineers, which is where the term civil engineering comes from. Often, people can take for granted the vital pieces of infrastructure that we see every day, and which make life as we know it possible.

"That is why it is important to highlight such buildings, bridges, transport infrastructure and other pieces of engineering that make a city like Sheffield great. Putting it in a walk and leaflet such as this makes it accessible to everyone."

Leaflets are being made available at Sheffield's Visitor Information Centre on Surrey Street, or by contacting iceyandh@ice.org.uk

Download the PDF leaflet.

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