Will Sheffield Soon Be Home To Yorkshire’s Tallest Building?

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Will Sheffield Soon Be Home To Yorkshire’s Tallest Building?

Will Sheffield Soon Be Home To Yorkshire’s Tallest Building?

Scaffolders in Sheffield will likely soon be in heavy demand if plans for a £100 million apartment scheme for the city centre are given the go-ahead.

This apartment block would become Yorkshire’s tallest building at almost 117m tall, a few storeys taller than the 113m student scheme that is even now being built in Leeds and is currently set to hold the title of the tallest building in the region, the Yorkshire Post reports.

CODE Co-Living is now looking to build three buildings in Sheffield – one 12 storeys high, another 16 and the 36-storey tower in question. The development will include 1,370 private studio apartments for rent, for both students and professionals, as well as communal spaces, a gym, cinema room, a first floor roof terrace, private study spaces and dining and cafe facilities.

It will be operated on a build-to-rent basis, with ten per cent of the apartments in the development available for affordable housing. The hope is that the planning application will be decided before Christmas, with work to start in spring next year if the project is given the green light.

CODE’s Jamie Lewis said: “We have been looking for a site in Sheffield for several years. From the outside, it is clear that the city is going places with Heart of the City II and developments on The Moor transforming the city centre. We want to be a part of this. If approved, we won’t hang around. We are keen to get on site and deliver.”

Heart of the City II is a key economic project for Sheffield, backed by the local council and its strategic delivery partner Queensberry. The idea is to deliver a vibrant and dynamic mixed-use district in the middle of the city, ensuring that it becomes an even more interesting and exciting place to be.

The old and the new will be brought together through the scheme, with the existing street patterns maintained, as well as the heritage buildings, but alongside new architecture and unique squares and spaces outside. The Moor, Fargate and the Devonshire Quarter will all be brought together through the project.

There is also another build-to-rent scheme about to get underway in Sheffield, with work set to begin at the start of the new year on developing the Well Meadow site to provide 284 properties. The project is due to be completed in 2022.

And then there’s also the new £6 million community stadium at the Olympic Legacy Park, with work expected to begin in December. This will be the first structure to be built on the 70-acre site, with the stadium eventually able to hold 3,921 spectators upon completion.