New student development planned for Sheffield

PDP_Student Development Sheffield

A new student flat development with commercial units beneath has been submitted to Sheffield City Council. The proposal is hoped to provide 220 student flats as well commercial space in an area of the City that is undergoing major regeneration and redevelopment at the moment. 

Crosslane Group, supported by Urbana Town Planning and Cartwright Pickard, has submitted an application to Sheffield City Council for a development on Fitzwilliam Street.

The application seeks planning permission for the demolition of the existing industrial building on the site and construction of a new 13 storeys building to provide a mixture of flats and commercial space. At this stage, the proposed indicate a total of 225 student bedrooms, provided over 201 studios and 12 two-bed apartments complete with amenity areas and a rooftop terrace. Two commercial units are also proposed for the ground floor fronting onto Fitzwilliam Street and Bowland Street.

No car parking is proposed on site but secure cycle parking will be provided on the ground floor, an increasing feature of city centre development across the country. The attraction of city centre development is the access to services and facilities. Sheffield train station is within walking distance from the site and there is little need for occupants to have a car.

The scheme represents another key investment into the regeneration of the City centre and the Devonshire Quarter and should be seen as making a positive contribution to the city as whole.

Planning & Design has a close connection with Sheffield, having long maintained an office in the city and with numerous clients and projects in the region. Currently based at The Workstation, Sheffield’s leading business centre for creative talent and innovation in the heart of the city’s thriving Cultural Industries Quarter, our Sheffield office is led by Michael Bamford. A chartered town planning consultant, Michael started with Planning & Design in 2015 and carved out his early career with the group. Having left the company in early 2018 to work with a National Consultancy based in Sheffield, he returned to Planning & Design last summer and takes the lead on the operation of our Sheffield Office.

Please contact Michael if you require assistance with planning applications, appeals or local plan representations or require advice on lawful development certificates or development appraisals, michael.bamford@planningdesign.co.uk or telephone  0114 221 0618.

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