Yorkshire housing scheme
Rebecca Wayman

Placefirst submits £16.5m housing scheme plans for Sheffield

Build-to-rent developer, Placefirst has submitted a planning application to ‘transform’ a long-term vacant site into a new, purpose-built rental community of 113 family homes.

Under proposals submitted to Sheffield City Council, Placefirst has proposed a mix of three and four-bedroom family homes off Skye Edge Avenue, worth £16.5m.

The site, located on a prominent position overlooking Sheffield city centre, has previously been awaiting redevelopment since 2005.

The plans for the new homes were shared with the local community and ward members at a public consultation event at the Skye Edge social centre.

Subject to planning approval and enabling works, Placefirst aims to commence construction in early 2019, working with in-house contractor, Placefirst Construction.

David Smith-Milne, managing director of Placefirst, said: “The homes proposed for Skye Edge will set a new benchmark in private renting for the families of Sheffield.

“Through our build-to-rent approach not only will we create best-in-class homes, we will compliment those homes with professionally managed outdoor spaces where neighbours can socialise and a community can flourish.

“More families are renting than ever before and the need for a reliable, quality offer has never been greater. Our homes offer a genuine, high-quality alternative for working families priced out of the housing market, or who prefer to the flexibility of renting.”

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