Plans to build 268 apartments in Sheffield are approved

21 February 2019

Proposed look of the new build to rent. Photo: Whittam Cox Architects

A new build-to-rent scheme at Wicker Island has been approved by Sheffield City Council.

The proposed development will see 268 apartments with commercial space and parking in front of the River Don.

The three interlocking blocks have been designed by Whittam Cox Architects.

Ian Lowson, director at Whittam Cox Architects, said, “We’re delighted to be working with Brickland, Liv Group and the wider team on such a significant scheme in Sheffield.

“The scheme will bring a large, strategic, riverside site back into use and help to meet the City’s housing needs by providing high quality homes in a convenient and easily accessible location.”

A planning officer’s report noted the development has strong architectural reference to the church which will create a positive relationship enhancing the setting of both the building and conservation area.

Darren Leary, Chief Operating Officer at Brickland, said, “We’re pleased to see plans have been approved and we look forward to working closely with the team in progressing the procurement phase of the scheme, as we work towards a site start in the summer.”

Written by Abbie White

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