Bond Bryan Relocates to City Centre to better reflect their vision and ambition for the future

The Church Studio in Crookes has been the proud home of our Sheffield Office since 1989 and has become synonymous with our brand identity in the North. As a beautiful, historic building of significant architectural merit, it has provided a fitting environment from which to grow a nationally-focussed design-based studio over the past three decades and will always hold a warm place in our hearts.

However, as a practice, we recognise that it is now time to look ahead, with excitement, towards a new future – in a new home within Sheffield City Centre. The world has changed somewhat since 1989: our values have evolved, our commitments reimagined – yet our purpose remains at the absolute forefront of our decision-making process – to create positive change.

At Bond Bryan, we strive to make a real difference in improving our world for the better: for us, this is about so much ‘more than design’; this is our purpose – and our ethos – which is reflected in everything that we do.

As Architects, we are committed to becoming a truly Net Zero practice – both in the way in which we design and deliver our buildings but also through the choices we make in how we run our practice. Therefore, as part of our continued commitment to the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge, we have made the decision to wave a fond farewell to the Church Studio and relocate to a more sustainable, carbon-conscious space within Sheffield city centre.

This new home, on Rockingham Street, within the western fringe of the exciting new Heart of the City 2 development, will provide the following environmental, social and economic benefits to our practice, our people and our region:

  • the creative re-use of an existing building, recently refurbished to high energy-efficiency standards to provide lower carbon and operational energy needs.
  • recent services and plant upgrades undertaken in 2019, including the installation of photovoltaic power supplies to guarantee the contribution of a clean energy source.
  • good access to public transport, cycle networks and staff cycle storage to promote green commuting and active lifestyle choices linked to our new flexible working policy.
  • repurposing of existing furniture, fittings and finishes: either those within our current office or by working in collaboration with our new landlords, South Yorkshire Housing Association, to agree a zero-demolition waste strategy.
  • donation of unrequired remaining items to local schools and charities as part of our ongoing commitment to CSR and giving-back within our communities.
  • new fit-out principles- developed in accordance with the WELL Standard – to ensure that staff health, wellbeing and happiness is at the forefront of our relocation.
  • specification of lowVOC and low formaldehyde products, avoiding glue fixings to ensure a high level of indoor air quality.
  • prioritisation of materials selected for their low embodied carbon content.
  • maximisation of an open plan layout within our design, including a collaboration zone upon entry to the office, as well as open booths, a ‘make and meet’ area, a large social kitchen area and a staff wellbeing room – all to reinforce cohesion and integration amongst our team.
  • a more spatially-efficient and less energy-intensive office footprint, reflecting the reduced desk-space demand brought about by agile working in the aftermath of the global pandemic, to better reflect the needs of our people.
  • closer integration with other like-minded businesses and contacts to drive much-needed employment and post-covid economic investment back into our city centre.


This move has been several years in the making and represents a huge step forward for Bond Bryan: better representing our values, our ambition and who we are as a practice.  We can’t wait to welcome all of our friends, clients and collaborators into our new home.

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