As part of the University of Sheffield’s recently published Campus Masterplan, the University Arms could be demolished to make way for more university buildings.
The largest of the three development options for the Hounsfield Site envisages the destruction of the building. The other two options, both smaller in size, retain the Arms.
The masterplan includes only one aerial view of the three proposed options (p.71 of a 109 page document). In this, the pub is replaced by yet another tower block.
The University Arms opened in January 2007, having previously functioned, for many years, as ‘Club 197, ‘ the University Staff Club. It has appeared in every CAMRA Good Beer Guide since 2010.
The University of Sheffield Campus Masterplan is currently available at: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/polopoly_fs/1.403903!/file/campus-masterplan-all.pdf