Sheffield has been buoyed with the news that planning consent has been awarded for a £20m student accommodation scheme in the city centre.
The City’s council gave the go-ahead for London-based developer Southern Grove to build a new 246-bed development last week. Situated adjacent to the University of Sheffield’s Engineering Faculty, Steel City will include modern accommodation and networking facilities, with a rooftop bar.
Chief Executive Andrew Southern noted: ‘Securing planning permission for this scheme will enable us to create an exciting development that will break away from the traditional concept of student halls of residence. We are working in close collaboration with Axis Architecture, the masterminds behind this striking building and with Steel City we’ve put together a high-quality redevelopment that stiches a modern twist back into the traditional 19th century fabric of that area.’