Sheffield approves Yorkshire’s tallest tower and 1,200 homes


Construction to start this summer on development aimed at students and young people.

Sheffield city council has approved a £100m development that will feature more than 1,000 homes and include the tallest tower in Yorkshire.

The plans from developer Code, and designed by Staniforth Architects, feature three buildings of 12, 17 and 38 storeys, located on a site between Rockingham Street, Wellington Street and Trafalgar Street in the centre of Sheffield.

At nearly 117m tall, the main tower would be taller than the 114-m Hume House scheme, designed by O’Connell East Architects and being built by RG Group in Leeds.

The existing buildings on site will be demolished and transformed into a co-living development with 1,230 apartments, varying from studios to one- and two-bedroom flats, aimed at students and young people.

There will be a 24-hour concierge on site, a courtyard, gym, cinema rooms, dance studios, cafes, retail units and communal space on the ground floor and the top floor of the 17-storey block.

The scheme will be located close to the city’s large redevelopment project, Heart of the City II.

Planning was submitted in October and Code aims to start construction this summer.

Source: Housing Today

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