The Steel Man

A landmark sculpture for Yorkshire

Celebrating the heritage of steel and coal
Heritage Lottery Funded

The Steel Man began with a simple idea to create a landmark artwork and visitor centre that would act as a beacon for the Yorkshire region and a catalyst for change: The 32 metre high stainless steel sculpture will be built in an area steeped in industrial history and is now at the forefront of a new era in advanced manufacturing technologies. The Steel Man is a true grass roots project supported by public appeal, Rotherham Council, Sheffield Council, the Heritage Lottery Fund, and a group of companies from around the region. We are still fundraising for this ambitious sculpture and we invite you to make a donation today and play your part to help the Steel Man become an icon for the Yorkshire region.



PEOPLE power has driven the Heart of Steel appeal for many years, inspiring thousands from across the world, and every donation carries with it an emotional story. We are now delighted to confirm arrangements are being made to unveil the Heart of Steel sculpture to the public, with every name donated so far engraved on it.  A touch screen kiosk will sit alongside the Heart and a specially designed App will make it possible to find names easily.  An announcement about when and where you can see them both, and speak to the people who created them, will be made next week!

For many years our supporters have helped the British Heart Foundation with every donation. We are proud of this special relationship and in the coming weeks we’ll be announcing another major step forward as we continue our partnership with BHF. Join us, and help us help them to save more lives in the future, donate to the HEART of STEEL today and be part of history in the making!




Help bring The Steel Man to Life!

We invite you to support The Steel Man by donating to the Heart of Steel appeal. For a donation of £20 per named individual, you, OR someone you know, can be inscribed on the roll call on the Heart of Steel. You can also receive a certificate if you request one by emailing Please allow 28 days at busy times.

The British Heart Foundation will receive 10% of all Heart of Steel donations to power life-saving heart research.

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