Proposal For 39-Storey Tower Block In Sheffield Submitted

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Proposal For 39-Storey Tower Block In Sheffield Submitted

Proposal For 39-Storey Tower Block In Sheffield Submitted

One part of Sheffield city centre could get a new look in the coming years if the plans submitted in September by developer SFGE Properties are given the go ahead by the local planning authority.

Construction Enquirer reported that the organisation has submitted a planning application to construct a 39-storey tower block in the city centre. Once completed, this new building will provide over 200 flats.

SFGE Properties plans to redevelop the former Primark store, which is in the Castlegate area of the city, and purchased the site as far back as 2016.

The now-vacant shop would be demolished under the plans, with the new tower block constructed in its place. If the plans are approved, workers could be on site as soon as next summer, the news provider revealed.

The development will be called Kings Tower, and will be located close to the Kings Buildings, which have been redeveloped to deliver 26,000 sq ft of new retail and leisure space, as well as a hotel.

Director at SFGE Properties Tony Marsden told the news provider that the construction of Kings Towers is part of the company’s “longstanding vision” for the city centre location.

“Thanks to Kings Tower, it will be possible for more people to live in the centre of Sheffield in high-quality apartments and deliver a new retail offering in the Castlegate area, already one of the most accessible places in the city,” he asserted.

Mr Marsden added that this new development will “reinvigorate the area”, as well as helping to improve the local economy.

Architectural firm Hodder+Partners is behind the design of the proposed tower, which will have Portland stone fluted columns on the upper levels and be clad in white brick slips on the lower storeys.

Chairman of Hodder+Partners Stephen Hodder told the news provider that the design “reflects the site’s significance and its ability to kick-start this part of Sheffield with a compelling piece of architecture close to the city centre”.

This is far from the only large-scale development going before planning authorities in the city at present, with a planning application submitted earlier in September for the construction of two towers containing student accommodation.

Meanwhile, the Sheffield Star reported that the project to refurbish Leah’s Yard has got underway, with the currently derelict building set to be brought back into a usable condition and given a new lease of life as part of the Heart of the City II scheme.

The hope is that the workshops that currently stand in Leah’s Yard will be turned into creative makers hubs that have a distinctly Sheffield character.

Project director at Queensberry, who are undertaking the initial structural works required to restore the building, Andrew Davison told the newspaper that they are excited to get started on the project and look forward to its completion.

“It will act as a gathering space for people to enjoy Sheffield’s vibrant cultural scene,” he asserted.

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