£35m plan for homes and shops on Ecclesall Road submitted

views from Ecclesall road
views from Ecclesall road
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Plans for a major £35m development of flats and shops on one of Sheffield’s busiest roads have been submitted.

The proposals would mean a former car showroom at the city centre end of Ecclesall Road would be knocked down so that the homes could be built.

Documents now submitted to Sheffield Council’s planning department show that there would be 130 residential units aimed mainly at professionals and a block of a 209 bed student accommodation block.

The masterplan also includes retail and other outlets to compliment the character of Ecclesall Road, where people travel to from across the city to visit boutiques, bars, restaurants and independent shops.

Jobs created during construction are expected to total 300, with more than 100 at the completed site.

The development is expected to be ‘visually striking’ with buildings at different heights and an urban square for residents to share.

Dan Simpson, from developer Hallminster Ltd, said when the scheme was announced: “It’s an important mixed use scheme for Ecclesall Road, on a site that has been long overdue for redevelopment.

“It will be a very high quality project with a community feel and will bring that part of the road alive, providing an important link between Ecclesall Road and the city centre.

“We kept going when things were tough in 2011 and 2012, ensuring there were still cranes on the skyline of Sheffield, and now this is one of our biggest projects so far.”

There will be 107 parking spaces and 130 cycle parking spaces, according to planning documents.

Three commercial units will face on to Ecclesall Road and three others on to Pear or Pomona Street.

There are no public comments on the plans yet and it is likely they will be decided by planners at a committee this year.