Modern day terraced houses planned for landmark site in Sheffield city centre

A 21st century twist on traditional back-to-back homes could be created on the old Stokes Tiles site in Sheffield city centre.

Thursday, 17th September 2020, 12:30 pm
How the Sky House development on Egerton Street could look

Sky-House Company is looking to build a total of 30 houses and 24 apartments on Egerton Street, between Devonshire Green and Charter Row.

The Sky-House version of the Victorian back-to-back house, created by Coda Studios, includes three to four bedroomed homes with en-suite bathrooms plus open plan kitchens and diners.

Outside there is courtyard parking, communal play areas as well as private patios for each home.

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Sky-House was founded by Coda chairman David Cross and property developer Philip Prince of Broadfield Holdings.

David said: "We are reinventing the old back to back terraced houses and this will be the first proper housing development in the city centre for decades.

"The houses don't eat up lots of land but they are bigger than the average terrace. They are not small, they are not micro sized, they are a generous size.

"They're adaptable and the ground floors can be used as bedrooms or office space, you choose how you want to live in them.

"Outside there's a communal garden if you want some company and to have a cup of tea and a natter with your neighbours or you can have absolute privacy on the roof garden.

"They're aimed at families or couples looking to move on from an apartment but who still want to enjoy city centre life. It's a real seismic shift."

Sky-House already has developments in other areas of Sheffield, including Waverley and Oughtibridge, and each one has been designed differently in order to fit in with the character of the neighbourhood.

David added: "Egerton Street will bring Sky-House right to the heart of city living and would be an ideal location to add to the growing number of residential schemes in the city centre.

“This will deliver a true family housing development and one that could bring real sense of regeneration too.

“The aim is to provide affordable beautiful and unusual homes for the first time buyer and families and we believe that is exactly what we are achieving."

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