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Sheffield Gatecrasher club set to become student homes

Bulldozer moves in on Gatecrashers

Bulldozer moves in on Gatecrashers

  • by Ellen Beardmore
 

Sheffield’s former legendary nightclub Gatecrasher is set to be reborn - as student housing.

Plans to turn the former nightspot, which was burned to the ground by a fire in June 2007, into 128 shared or studio flats by City Estates are recommended for approval.

Ground floor space would be used as offices or food and drink purposes

Reports say the site does fall into an area with a high concentration of student housing , contrary to policy on creating mixed communities , but it is not considered to be such a ‘significant increase’ that it would depart from the council’s core strategy.

“The location of the site is very close to the Sheffield Hallam University campus and is a sustainable choice for student housing as a result”, said the report.

The last building standing on the siteoff Arundel Street, the vacant MM Bells building, would be demolished before work could begin.

 

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