Plan to convert Victorian villa in Sheffield into eight flats

A Victorian home in a conservation area could be converted into eight apartments.

Developers are hoping to extend and refurbish a detached stone built house on Victoria Road at Broomhall.

The owner also owns the neighbouring property and both were granted planning permission to be converted into five apartments each.

Number 9 was converted but number 11 is empty and developers now want to increase the number of flats to eight.

Building design consultants Lion Design say: “The property, located within the Broomhall Conservation Area, is designated as a building of townscape merit along with all other buildings situated along Victoria Road.

“Broomhall is dominated by Victorian stone-built properties many of which would have been individually-built private single residences. Many have now been split into flats, extended or converted into other residential and commercial uses.

“This building has largely survived with some minor modifications but is now in a poor state of repair.

“The extension will generally match the extension at No 9, will be erected in coursed stone to match and the existing facade stonework will be carefully cleaned and repaired.

“The internal layout of the new flats has been carefully arranged to make use of the existing window openings. It is proposed that some additional windows are introduced.

“Three ground floor flats will be designed to allow accessibility by wheelchair users and disabled residents and visitors.”

Victoria Road is close to Sheffield Hallam University's Collegiate Crescent campus and trendy Ecclesall Road.