First students sign up for apartments in new complex on site of former Gatecrasher nightclub in Sheffield

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Two students have become the first tenants to sign up for rooms in an apartment block on the site of a former Sheffield nightclub.

Iqra Khan and Preanka Saha will move into the £11 million student complex, known as the Gatecrasher Apartments, which are being built on the site of the former Gatecrasher nightclub.

The Sheffield Hallam University students have taken two bedrooms in one of the complex’s five-bedroom apartments, with the block set to open in September.

Iqra is studying accounting and finance and Preanka, 21, is a maths student,

The accommodation, at the corner of Arundel Street and Matilda Street, will be a six-storey complex, providing 243 en-suite rooms, in three-, four- and five-bed apartments.

There will also be 90 one-bed studios.

Communal features will include a gym, cinema room, a lounge and an internal courtyard landscaped as a record turntable to reflect the previous use of the land.

Gatecrasher was nationally renowned, attracting DJs and clubbers from across the country.

It was destroyed by fire in June 2007.

The new apartments will form part of the West One accommodation portfolio made up of student flats in the Sellers Wheel development in Arundel Street, Huttons Buildings in West Street and the Broomgrove Apartments on Broomgrove Road, as well as the West One residential, leisure and commercial development in Fitzwilliam Street.

Andrea Marsden, marketing and residential manager at West One Accommodation, said: “We’re thrilled to have secured our first tenants.”