Green light for 335 PRS flats in Sheffield

Aaron Morby 4 years ago
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Sheffield City Council has granted planning consent for a new mixed-use development that will create 335 new build-to-rent homes in the south west of the city centre.

Brick envelope buildings will range from 5 to 16 storeys
Brick envelope buildings will range from 5 to 16 storeys

Build-to-rent specialist Platform_ is developing the 5-14 storey multi-block scheme at Sylvester Street on a site that has been vacant for the past 10 years and is currently used as a temporary car park.

It will also offer communal dining facilities, residents’ lounge, gym, bike club, alongside private and public amenity including roof terraces.

TateHindle designed the brick envelope scheme with Arup acting as structural and M&E consultant.

Jean-Marc Vandevivere, chief executive at  PLATFORM_ said: ’This is a huge opportunity to raise the bar for city-centre living in Sheffield.

“We’re delivering purpose-built rental housing that gives residents a quality home with professional service and additional on-site amenities – all of which are currently lacking in the traditional private rented sector – as well as contributing to the revitalisation of the city centre.’

Work is expected to start on site early next year.

The site is also adjacent to the Porter Brook corridor and one of the key aims has been to restore the importance of the brook, making it one of the focal points of the scheme.

“A new pedestrian route forms part of the emerging riverside walk, connecting the brook to the east and west, contributing to the wider regeneration of the area.

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