The new £40m Sheffield skyscraper ‘The Meridian’

PDP_Sheffield The Meridian

With an office in Sheffield, and a close connection to the region, we’re interested to see that a planning application has been submitted for the development of 336 flats as part of a new £40m skyscraper, ‘The Meridian’ on a wedge-shaped plot between Queens and Farm roads and backing on to Grosvenor Casino on the edge of Sheffield city centre.

The Meridian Build to Rent scheme – a major residential development in the Sheffield Midland Station and Sheaf Valley Development Masterplan – will contribute significantly to the housing requirements of central Sheffield. The scheme will support the regeneration of this important part of the city, also improving public spaces through landscaping and design, attracting significant economic, social and environmental benefits to Sheffield, and promoting its reputation as a leading national destination.

Sheffield-based Bond Bryan designed The Meridian to have three adjoining towers, of 23, 17 and 10 floors. The tenth floor tower will have a roof garden with spectacular views over the city centre.

Once complete, the scheme will be situated just a five-minute walk from Sheffield’s Midland Station and a ten-minute walk from the city centre including Sheffield’s main shopping and entertainment districts, with parks, outdoor spaces, and both Universities also nearby.

It will be targeted at long-term renters and will also have a concierge reception, residents’ lounge and gym.

Developer Godwin Developments hopes it will play a part in Sheffield City Council’s £1.5bn plan to regenerate the Sheaf Valley. The area around Granville Square is earmarked for housing.

The 1.1-acre brownfield site has been vacant for many years but is hidden behind a long stone wall.

Bond Bryan was supported by fellow Sheffield Property Association members Urbana Town Planning and RLB.

Planning & Design Practice Ltd has a close connection with Sheffield, having long maintained an office in the city and with numerous clients and projects in the region. In 2019 the company made a significant investment in their presence in Sheffield with a move to new premises at The Workstation, the city’s leading business centre for creative talent and innovation in the heart of its thriving Cultural Industries Quarter. Please get in touch for advice on any planning issues or potential projects.

Images: Bond Bryan

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Linkdin
Share on Pinterest