Huge 23-storey tower set to transform unsung area of Sheffield as part of £1.5 billion plan

A soaring 23-storey block of flats is set to lead the transformation of an unsung section of Sheffield city centre.

By David Walsh
Thursday, 11th March 2021, 2:24 pm

Plans have gone in for 336 flats on a wedge-shaped plot between Queens and Farm roads and backing on to Grosvenor Casino.

‘The Meridian’ will be upmarket and targeted at long-term renters with a concierge reception, residents’ lounge, gym and roof garden.

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.

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The flats will have a concierge reception.

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

The design by Sheffield architects Bond Bryan shows a building with three sections at three levels.

A Godwin spokeswoman declined to put a price on the development.

As for paying for it, she said: “Godwin is in talks with a number of investors and owner operators.”

The block will soar over Queens Road.

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The building will have three sections.

Thank you. Nancy Fielder, editor.