14 August 2018

Planning approved on Sheffield mixed-use residential & student accommodation scheme

Posted by Mike Hall Regional Director and Board Director

Jefferson Sheard Architect’s design for a Mixed-Use Residential and Student Accommodation scheme at Hoyle Street, Sheffield has been approved.

The scheme, being developed by Mace, will provide 658 student beds and 247 homes, delivering a commercially viable solution for this key historic city centre gateway site.

The Architectural design has developed as a direct response to the local area which is steeped in the industrial heritage for which Sheffield Steel City is famous. The Doncaster Street Cementation Furnace is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and the only remaining one if its kind in the city, taking centre stage in the design

Jefferson Sheard Director, Mike Hall, commented:

“The team’s design response is sympathetic to the site’s historical context, whilst also being forward looking for modern city centre living. The development will bring new homes to Sheffield whilst using the sites heritage to inform the Architecture and contribute towards the growth of this part of the City.”

The design of the Hoyle Street project has evolved through a series of consultations and design workshops with Sheffield City Council Local Planning Authority and Consultees including Historic England and South Yorkshire Archaeology Service.

This is the latest project in Jefferson Sheard’s Residential and Student Accommodation portfolio, which is extensive across the UK, including significant projects in London and the South East.

David Grover, Mace’s Chief Operating Officer for Development, said:
“Sheffield’s industrial heritage is a key part of its history, and the iconic cementation furnace on this site is a fantastic example of how important it is to preserve that legacy. I’m pleased that the Council has recognised the potential of this scheme, and the importance of bringing forward much-needed high quality homes and modern, attractive student accommodation for Sheffield City Centre.”

The plans were approved by Sheffield City Council Planning Committee on Tuesday 14th of August 2018.

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