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Sheffield Tower Set For Approval
Sheffield Tower Set For Approval
The skyline of Sheffield looks set to change in the coming years, with the city council expected to approve the construction of a 39-storey tower in the city. Once it’s completed, this will be one of the tallest buildings in Yorkshire.
Insider Media revealed that planning approval is set to be granted at a meeting on 8 December 2020.
SFGE Properties is behind the planning application for the site that was formerly part of the Primark store. Under its proposal, it would create 206 apartments, as well as a commercial unit on the ground floor. There will also be cycle storage, a concierge facility and a post room for residents of the building.
The news provider also noted that the adjacent building that was also part of the former Primark store, and that is now an Easyhotel, will house a residents’ lounge for those who live in the new building.
The developer will also make improvements to the area surrounding the building once construction is completed.
According to the publication, a planning officer’s report, which recommends that approval for the scheme is granted, stated: “The proposal will secure a well-designed, visually distinctive residential tower on a sustainably located brownfield site, which will create a local landmark and aid the legibility of this part of the city centre.”
It also noted that it did not believe the new tower of apartments would have a “discernible adverse impact” on the residents already living in this part of Sheffield.
There are a number of large towers under construction around Yorkshire, or in planning, including the 38-storey building in Sheffield that was granted planning permission earlier in 2020, as well as the 43- and 46-storey residential towers that are awaiting approval for construction to start in Leeds.
Construction activity is continuing across the north of England, with Production Engineering Solutions recently reporting that building work is due to start on the new £20 million Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) at the University of Sheffield.
The applied research centre will cover 4,500 square metres once it’s completed and will be an integral part of the Samlesbury Aerospace Enterprise Zone in Preston, Lancashire.
Minister for state of regional growth and local government Luke Hall said that the government is “delighted” to be supporting the scheme with £20 million of funding from the Local Growth Fund.
“This project will place Lancashire as a leader in innovation-driven, sustainable economic growth and will act as a catalyst for further inward investment,” Mr Hall asserted.
Once it’s completed the cutting-edge research facility will provide a combination of modern office space with high-tech workshop facilities. There will also be a social hub at the centre of the building, designed to encourage an exchange of ideas and innovation among those who work and study in the new building.
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