OISOI Gathering New Era Square Sheffield

OISOI, Sheffield’s premier Asian restaurant brand, has opened its latest eatery at New Era Square – the emerging modern China-inspired district in the centre of Sheffield.

OISOI Gathering New Era Square Sheffield

The new venue, called OISOI Gathering, is situated on the firstfloor of the £66 million New Era development that is transforming St Mary’s Gate and overlooks the new public square, which is set to complete in May this year.

OISOI Gathering Cuisine New Era SquareOISOI Gathering opened its doors recently and offers an artisan Dim Sum lunch menu where each piece of Dim Sum is hand-made to order. An evening fusion menu includes OISOI’s signature Hong Kong dishes, along with newly presented Sichuan dishes and South East Asia curry dishes.

OISOI Gathering Cuisine New Era SquareThe new restaurant provides the same exceptional quality and service that customers are accustomed to at the OISOI Deli Food Market & The Bushi-Bushi Restaurant, on Arundel Street.

Jerry Cheung, Managing Director of New Era Developments, says OISOI Gathering has proved popular since opening its doors and expects it will become even busier as the scheme nears completion.

“We’re confident the New Era Square development will deliver something special for Sheffield and the wider city region. OISOI Gathering is our anchor food and beverage tenant and totally encapsulates the dynamism and energy of modern Asia that we’re seeking to represent.”

OISOI Gathering Cuisine New Era SquareJay Wang, owner of OISOI, explained the concept: “We’re extremely proud to open OISOI Gathering and to be a part of this pioneering development in the city. Sheffield diners are already familiar with OISOI’s mouth-watering dishes but this restaurant blends quality ingredients with a weekday price.

“Although just as stylish, the venue is undeniably more relaxed. With live music also planned, it’s a great place for people to socialise and unwind.”

New Era Square already features 686 student apartments, several private apartments, a Chinese supermarket and boutique Chinese retailers, including a hairdresser and authentic street food vendors.

When the development is completed in May, it will also include an 88-space underground car park, office block and public square with stunning art installations.

OISOI will provide free onsite parking facilities to the customers on completion.


New Era Developments, the company behind the emerging modern China-inspired district in the centre of Sheffield, has announced that it has commissioned a designer to develop plans for striking new public art to feature at the heart of the scheme.

The art will primarily focus on New Era Square – a new destination public space, currently under construction and set to be located at the centre of the development, which comprises new apartments, Grade A office space and vibrant East Asian places to eat, drink and relax.

David Wei, a UK-qualified Chinese design architect and co-founder of Hatch Architect – a practice with offices in London and Shanghai, has been commissioned to produce the art. David previously worked at renowned architects’ practice, Foster+Partners, and has led on the design of a number of iconic and ambitious projects for new hotels, business parks and visitor attractions in China, including the Shanghai Bulgari Hotel and Chengdu Cloud Valley.

Concepts for New Era’s artwork are currently being developed while discussions with Sheffield City Council take place to establish parameters for the public art. At least one piece is envisaged, but possibly more, with the aim of adding cultural interest to the planned new square and marking it as a unique ‘got-to destination’ in its own right.

On the proposed plans, Jerry Cheung, Managing Director of New Era Developments, commented:

“Our intention has always been to create something special for Sheffield and the wider city region. New Era will deliver a flavour of the excitement, dynamism and energy of modern China and East Asia, married with the best of Western culture.

“New Era Square will sit at the very heart of our plans. It will be a keynote public destination surrounded by activity, plugged into the city centre and neighbouring London Road, which has long been a focus of great Asian food and Sheffield’s historic Chinese community.

“David Wei and Hatch Architect truly understand both modern Asia and the UK. David has produced some inspiring design works for contemporary Chinese developments already and we are very excited about him applying this same flair and imagination to the planned public art for New Era Square.”

David Wei, co-founder of Hatch Architect, stated:

“What Jerry and his team at New Era are doing is exceptional in the UK. This will probably be the first true example of a destination based on modern Asia in the country.

“Equally, Sheffield has strong links with its sister city of Chengdu, and China more widely through world snooker. It’s a huge privilege for me to be working on this project and I can’t wait to see the result.”

The installation of the new art is being planned to coincide with the official opening of New Era Square, which is expected to be completed towards the end of May next year. The public will get a small taster of the new square earlier than that however, with a small section of the square due to be opened from the end of January to coincide with Chinese New Year as work progresses.

Grade A office space – including offices for the China-UK Business Incubator (CUBI), a project to facilitate Chinese investment in the UK and British investment in China – and quality places for food and drink are also expected to be complete by May, with a 80-space underground public car park already finished and located under the evolving New Era Square.

Already complete and occupied is Phase 1, featuring 686 student apartments and several private apartments, a Chinese supermarket and boutique Chinese retailers, including a hairdresser and authentic street food vendors.

Popular fine-dining Asian restaurant and leisure brand, Oisoi, has also recently committed to take space at New Era once the development is complete.

£27 million funding for New Era Square

New Era Development has secured £27 million funding from Barclays to support our continuing development of the New Era Square project in Sheffield Chinatown.

Having recently completed Phase 1 of New Era Square, the £27 million will fund the completion of Phase 2 of the development, which will provide cluster student apartments, restaurants, retail and office accommodation around a central plaza.

Continue reading “£27 million funding for New Era Square”

Demolition complete for Phase 2 of Sheffield Chinatown

While we grow closer to completing the 21-storey tower, which will signify the completion of Phase 1, we are already making progress with Phase 2 of the New Era Square ‘Sheffield Chinatown’ project.

The demolition of the old red-brick KH Oriental supermarket building has now been carried out, ready to make way for the contemporary buildings planned for Phase 2 of the project, which has been approved by Sheffield City Council’s planning department.

Continue reading “Demolition complete for Phase 2 of Sheffield Chinatown”