Container complex set to be shipped in to Sheffield as city’s first

Artist's impression of a shipping container complex in Kelham Island
Artist's impression of a shipping container complex in Kelham Island
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Plans to use shipping containers to create a bar, restaurant and offices with a rooftop garden in Sheffield are set to be agreed.

The proposals for a £500,000 complex called Krynkl in Shalesmoor, which will also incorporate a health club, are to go before Sheffield Council’s planning committee next Tuesday October.

If it is approved it will be the first of its kind in Yorkshire, say Kelham Island based firm Coda Studios.

Reports to the meeting say a vacant piece of land will have the 23 corrugated steel containers stacked on it to create a three-storey buiding.

One letter of support submitted by someone moving into the area, which was undergon renewal, said: “I think the design is brilliant.

“It reminds me of something you might see in London’s Shoreditch orManchester’s Northern Quarter.”

The report also says the design would create a ‘unique building’ for Sheffield and recommends the plan is approved, subject to conditions.

“While the preference would always be to encourage a building using traditional and robust materials, it is noted that shipping containers have been used to create buildings elsewhere in the country and they can create interesting and contemporary developments when executed successfully”, said the report.

The ground and top floors of Krynkl have been pre-let to the Milestone restaurant group for a new venture.

Health club firm Be X Fitness, which recently opened a second Sheffield branch on Penistone Road, has also signed up to move in, along with a barbers.

At the same planning meeting, a bid to turn Grade II listed Green Lane Works in Kelham Island into six apartments over a bar/cafe and offices are set to be agreed.