Work begins on new £19m student flats in Sheffield city centre

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Work is under way on more than 320 student flats in Sheffield city centre.

The £19 million Steel City scheme in St Vincent's Quarter includes the refurbishment of Grade II-listed former 'little mesters' metal workshops dating back to 1833.

The development on Hollis Croft, close to the University of Sheffield’s School of Engineering, will have 324 student rooms, with a mix of en-suite rooms, studios and one and two-bedroom duplex apartments.

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It will boast a cinema room, a rooftop terrace with café bar, and on-site laundry facilities, plus a reception and security office.

The accommodation is being built by Clegg Construction, which has already completed more than 1,400 student rooms across Sheffield, for developer Future Generation.

Designed by Sheffield-based Axis Architecture, the buildings will be finished mainly in brick with natural slate pitched roofs.

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Simon Blackburn, Clegg Construction's managing director, said: "This is one of the biggest projects we have worked on in recent years and it is testament to the reputation we have

built in delivering high quality student accommodation developments across the UK."