Residential scheme to bring new rental homes to Sheffield

Property developer PLATFORM has secured permission to build 335 new homes for the rental market in Sheffield city centre.

The London-based company, which specialises in developing and operating private rented housing, is to build the new properties on a site near to The Moor shopping centre and the Sheffield Retail Quarter. The scheme will form part of a wider £480m regeneration of the area, which is due for completion in 2019.

Designed by TateHindle Architects, the new homes will be a mix of studio, one, two, and three-bed apartments spread across two blocks, ranging from five to 14 storeys in height. Over 2,500 sq. ft. of amenity space will be provided as well, including two residents’ lounges and a top floor gym.

Commenting on the news, PLATFORM chief executive Jean-Marc Vandevivere said: “This is a huge opportunity to raise the bar for city centre living in Sheffield.

“We are 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.”

Sheffield has seen a sharp increase in investment in recent months, with the council approving a range of planned developments over the last year.

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