Please note, with a heavy heart we inform you that Spa 1877 is now closed for business.
"I am Steven Wilkinson and I am the Managing Director of SPA 1877, due to a specific circumstance beyond my control, I have had to take a very difficult decision to close the Spa as of close of business on Wednesday 4th September 2019. The circumstance beyond my control is:
1. The Glossop Road Bus gates either side of the building which have restricted access, deterred clients and actually created a trap in order to drive revenue for the Council.
The Bus gates were installed in 2010 and have gradually deterred visitor numbers to this part of the City centre, eight businesses have closed between the 2 gates. Our business is the 9th. In October last year Sheffield installed an automatic camera that quadrupled the income stream for Sheffield. This gated camera at Regent Street is NOT necessary to assist Public Transport it is purely revenue motivated. I can prove this statement with Sheffield’s own correspondence.
I will be informing everyone with booking deposits and gift vouchers about how to be re-imbursed once I have organised the matters around our Spa Team and their rights. I expect to be in a position next week to let everyone know what is happening.”