Building work at sell-out £18m Sheffield residential block now finished

An £18m tower block in Sheffield is now finished and all the apartments have been sold.

Monday, 26th April 2021, 2:41 pm

Great Central is at the junction of Mowbray Street and Chatham Street in the Neepsend area. It has 131 apartments across nine storeys.

Two city firms were involved in the work. CODA Architects designed Great Central and it was project managed by Broadfield Project Management.

The building has a mix of apartment types ranging from studios to 3-bed apartments. Other amenities include secure bike storage, a landscaped courtyard and two commercial units.

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Building work at the £18m Great central building has finished, coinciding with the sale of the scheme’s final apartments left on the market.

Matt Bowker, director of CODA Architects, said: “Great Central has been a challenging site, mainly because of the unusual shape of the plot and the complexity of the gradient.

“However, working closely with the council’s planners, we’ve created something that we believe will become a landmark in an area of significant future growth.”

Director of Broadfield Project Management, Peter Revell, added: “Despite the unforeseen challenges presented to us throughout the build, our site team and contractors have demonstrated incredible perseverance and commitment to work safely on site throughout the pandemic to deliver Great Central on time.

“We’re extremely proud of Great Central; of the hard work of our project team, and the contribution that the scheme has made to the local economy. We’ve sourced a significant amount of trades from within the community, providing employment and skills opportunities to local people – as a Sheffield based company, we’re really pleased to have been able to provide support those on our doorstep, particularly during such challenging times.”

Developed by Manchester-based property investment company Knight Knox, it is the firm’s flagship project under its Qualis Developments brand.

Richard Dean, managing director of Qualis, said: “Great Central has been a fantastic project to work on and the construction process has been smooth sailing considering the curveball that was thrown our way last year.

"We’re incredibly excited to see people move in and get to call Great Central home.”

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