A CGI showing one of the scheme's roof terrace areas
A CGI showing one of the scheme's roof terrace areas
Richard Bell

Plans approved for £26m Sheffield student scheme with roof garden and gym

Yorkshire residential developer Fraser Morgan has secured the planning greenlight for a multi-million pound student development in central Sheffield.

The £26m project will turn a former industrial site on Allen Street into a 289-unit complex ranging from five to seven storeys.

The scheme, forming part of the city’s St Vincent’s Quarter, is designed by Lancashire-based David Cox Architects. Its exterior will feature a distinctive curved façade on the corner of Allen Street and Shepherd Street.

Fraser Morgan MD Mark Robinson said: “We’re very proud of the design for this scheme which gained overwhelmingly positive feedback by members of the planning committee.

“These spacious studio apartments will offer something different to the typical mix of flats and houses that make up the student living market in Sheffield.”

He continued: “The entire scheme has a strong focus on promoting student wellbeing. It offers large communal areas for socialising, including a roof garden and gym, as well as green space inside and outside the development.”

How the building will look

David Cox, director at David Cox Architects, said of the project: “Due to the geometry and topography of the city we created a dramatic architectural design with acute angles to compliment the environment.

“Given the planning and site constraints, the building mass is pushed inwards to create a more interesting urban form.”

He added: “The design has been really well received by the planning committee and we are thrilled to be working with Fraser Morgan on another student living scheme.”

Building firm Warden Construction is the main contractor on the development. Construction is due to begin in February 2019, for completion in August 2020.

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