Site: Steel City, Sheffield
Systems Installed: Fire Alarm, Data Infrastructure, TV Infrastructure, CCTV, Access Control, Music System, Induction Loops, Accessible Systems.
Completion date: November 2019
The Steel City scheme, on Hollis Croft adjacent to the University of Sheffield’s Engineering Faculty, will be developed by Southern Grove, a London-based developer led by Sheffield-born chief executive Andrew Southern.
Sheffield City Council granted permission for the “exemplary” 246-bed project which will also feature modern accommodation and networking facilities, including a roof top bar.
Andrew Southern said: “Securing planning permission for this scheme will enable us to create an exciting development that will break away from the traditional concept of student halls of residence.
“Sheffield-based Tan Khan advised us on the acquisition and we are working in close collaboration with local practice Axis Architecture, who were the masterminds behind this striking building.
“With Steel City, we’ve put together a high-quality redevelopment that stitches a modern twist back into the traditional 19th century fabric of the area.
“As well as enlivening and regenerating an underused site, Steel City will benefit Sheffield in a number of other ways, including job creation, increased economic activity, and the freeing up of traditional family housing stock for local people.”