A redevelopment programme in Sheffield has moved into the next phase as a deal is reached between the developers and a student accommodation provider. The Sheffield City Centre project would lead to the creation of over 800 student rooms as well as a range of shops and cafes.
At the moment, the site is occupied by the former Stokes Tiles Centre and a collection of other surrounding properties. The plans will lead to a 12-story construction that so far has been progressing well, with an exchange of contracts taking place between Litton Buccleuch (Moore Street) Ltd and a provider of student accommodation.
The plans for the site involved four interconnection building blocks that will offer flats, retail space and cafes on the ground floors of the buildings. More detailed planning discussions have been scheduled to take place with Sheffield City Council and it is thought that the full planning application will be completed and ready to be submitted soon.
The project is expected to begin in May 2018, subject to the plans receiving approval, with the redevelopment of the Sheffield location planned to take 24 months to complete. The scheme of works shows that the project will be complete and ready to accept students for the Autumn 202 term.
Litton Buccleuch is carrying out this redevelopment project as a joint venture with the Bakewell-listed Property Group and the Edinburgh based Buccleuch Property. Sheffield City Council hope that the plans for this redevelopment will lead to more residential developments going forward, especially in the adjoining Devonshire Quarter of the City.
The finished development will deliver student accommodation that has been finished to a high specification and located in between the City’s two Universities, Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield. The development will also be located within the inner ring road of the city. It is thought that this high spec development will appeal to the increasing number of students becoming more selective about their living accommodation, a trait most common in postgraduates.