Sheffield's Heritage Park receives planning permission for new residential area
Planning has been granted for a new residential building at Sheffield’s Heritage Park.
The construction work will begin soon at the former Royal Infirmary site, in Upperthorpe.
The new build is part of a broader plan for the site, which includes the recently completed conversion of former vacant office blocks into residential apartments.
Jon Crabb, associate partner at Franklin Ellis Architects, said: “Heritage Park is comprised of beautiful, historically significant listed buildings, so it was very important to us to respect the nature of the site and retain its original charm while creating modern residential units that future tenants will love.
“We’re pleased that the new build has received planning and we look forward to seeing the site progress.”
Delivered by Mabec Property and Franklin Ellis Architects, this included the refurbishment and conversion of Grade II listed Heritage House, which was built in 1795, and Grade II listed Round House, built in 1884.
The new five-floor apartment building will be constructed on land adjacent to Heritage House which is currently being used for car parking.
The contemporary design of the building has been influenced by Heritage House’s scale, mass, proportions and regular arrangement of windows and other openings.
It will feature 35 modern apartments, including 17 one-bed units, 17 two-bed units and one three-bed unit.
Once work on the new apartment building is complete, the Heritage Park site will feature 133 apartments across the four buildings.
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