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£100m Plans For Yorkshire’s Tallest Building Green Lit.
Plans have been approved and given the go ahead for Sheffield’s tallest building. The £100 million scheme from developer Code will include three buildings of 12, 17, and 38 storeys, and will be located adjacent to the Vita building between Rockingham Street, Wellington Street, and Trafalgar Street. Scaffolders in Sheffield take a look.
The proposed development will be a co-living project, a concept popular in North America, but relatively new to the UK. It will be designed for students, post-graduates, and younger people looking for facilities located in the centre of everything offered by a city centre.
There will be a mix of apartments, the majority of which will be studios, but there will be one- and two-bedroom apartments as well. 10 per cent of the total floor space in the development will be allocated for affordable rent apartments for non-students only.
Currently, the tallest building in Sheffield is City Lofts Tower, which stands at 101 metres, and the tallest in Yorkshire is the 113 metre Bridgewater Place in Leeds. An Olympian Homes development for students, currently under construction on the site of the former Hume House will be the tallest in Yorkshire at 114 metres.
However Code Sheffield will be taller than the Olympian Homes scheme at 116.7 metres.
According to The Star, Jamie Lewis of Code said: “We’re delighted to have been given the green light to deliver this hugely ambitious project. We’re excited about Sheffield and its regeneration. The Council is doing a great job in transforming the area around our development site with Heart of the City II and this was a key factor in giving us the confidence to invest at this scale.”
The development will replace a car repair yard and vacant office building with a keynote development that brings hundreds of people into the area to support local shops, cafes and restaurants. The scheme is seen as another addition to the Heart of the City II transformation.
Councillor Mazher Iqbal, Cabinet Member for Business and Investment at Sheffield City Council said: “I’m pleased this scheme has been approved by the Planning Committee. I know there has been a lot of work done to ensure the quality of such a prominent building is high and I’m particularly happy to see the commitment of Code to affordable homes for rent.”
The Heart of the City II scheme is hoped to attract investment in to the city and surrounding area, with new homes being built in the city centre, and avoiding needing to use green belt land for development. The scheme will boost the city centre, delivering new jobs, tourism and visitors, and creating a vibrant city centre.
Work to bring forward the development will commence immediately. Code is aiming to be on site to begin construction this summer.
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