Building work starts on new housing

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WORK has begun to create a new housing development from the old Department of Work and Pensions building in one of Sheffield’s residential areas.

City architectural design company Coda Studios created the plans for eight properties to be built on the residential site in the grounds of historic Ranmoor Hall.

The project, which has been given the name Storth Hollow, is now being developed by Jaguar Estates and will be sold and marketed through Fine and Country.

The properties are three miles from the city centre and situated between Ranmoor and Fulwood.

All will have private gardens but will also share a landscaped ‘secret’ garden with two large ponds, a waterfall and stream, a large rockery, pathways and woodland.

The houses themselves are being built on different terraced levels.

The building materials will include locally sourced natural stone, zinc cladding and render to selected elevations.

Grey aluminium windows and bifolding doors will open onto south westerly facing terraces that are positioned to benefit from the views of the surrounding woodlands.

“Even though these properties are being built on land that once formed part of historic Ranmoor Hall, they are all very contemporary in style,” said Coda Studios Managing Director David Cross.

“Ranmoor is a premier location and this is a site that has been dormant for the last few years.

“Many people will know Ranmoor Hall as the former Department of Work and Pensions building.

“Coda did the work to transform it back to a private residence so we are extremely familiar with the area and its surroundings.

“This is a fantastic project and one that we are already extremely proud to have as part of our design portfolio.”