Plans to convert office block into flats opposite Sheffield Cathedral

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An application has been made to Sheffield City Council to convert a city centre office black into apartments.

Developers want to convert three floors of the building at 6 Campo Lane into a total of 24 apartments - opposite Sheffield Cathedral.

The application, submitted by Paul Butler Associates, states that several other office buildings in the surrounding area have also been converted from office to residential accommodation.

“It is proposed to change the use of the first, second and third floor of the building from their current office use to use as 24 apartments,” the report states.

“The residential apartments will be positioned to maximise the use of the existing windows and levels of daylight to the apartments. The development will accommodate a cycle store for future residents at ground floor level in addition to a communal bin store.

“No external alterations to the building are proposed as part of this application. Where any external alterations are required as part of the conversion of the building to residential use then the appropriate permission will be obtained.

“The site has a central location within Sheffield City Centre. There are a mix of uses nearby including shops, cafes, offices and apartments.

“The site also provides excellent access to nearby educational and employment institutions. The site is approximately 600m to the north west of Sheffield Railway Station and Sheffield Bus Station and less than 100m from Cathedral Tram station.

“Within the vicinity of the site there are numerous other former commercial buildings which have been converted to residential use.”

Developers are making the application under Government planning regulations first created in 2012 which paves the way for the conversion of office to residential accommodation in city centres “where there is an identified need for additional housing in that area, provided that there are not strong economic reasons why such development would be inappropriate”.

The application will be considered at a later date.