Another 500 student flats could be built in Sheffield city centre as developer submits plans for multi-storey block

Students could have yet another choice of accommodation if plans for a block of 519 flats are approved by Sheffield Council.

Thursday, 27th August 2020, 12:30 pm

Calico Sheffield Ltd with agents Zerum submitted the plans to demolish a two storey showroom building and three storey office block, on land bounded by Hollis Croft and Broad Lane, and replace it with a building of between 10 and 27 storeys, comprising 69 cluster flats and 45 studios.

Plans were previously approved at the site for a mixed use development with commercial uses at the ground floor and 444 apartments above but it was found to not be viable, so it was redesigned.

The new proposal includes a laundry, a refuse store, storage for 225 bicycles, a parcel room and an office on the ground floor with space for socialising and studying.

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The flats are planned for land bounded by Hollis Croft and Broad Lane. Picture: Google

Upper floors would provide cluster apartments consisting of five to seven bedrooms grouped with a shared living and dining space and club studios which would each have a cooking and dining area arranged around a shared social space.

A sky lounge and open terrace are also proposed on the top floor to provide residents with “spectacular” views across the city.

A statement provided with the plans said it will be beneficial by responding to an “evidenced need for additional student accommodation”, generating construction jobs, being an “appropriate” use of a brownfield site which is contemporary in design and provides “significant” financial investment in the site and area.

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