Brass Founders, Sheffield


Scaffolding in Sheffield, Brass Founders Project

Burflex is proud to announce that it was recently chosen to provide scaffolding systems for Sheffield-based project Brass Founders, the redevelopment of a brass foundry on Scotland Street in the city.

The newbuild premium accommodation property for Crosslane Group saw the building transformed to accommodate 437 bedrooms, with Create Construction appointed to develop the scheme.

The site is located in the St Vincent’s Quarter of the city, with the existing buildings demolished, and investigation works and site remediation carried out in order to make way for this modern and highly innovative accommodation development.

There are three residential blocks of between six and eight stories, with a central communal landscaped courtyard included. The beautiful brick and glass façade will house 293 en-suite cluster bedrooms, a communal hub area with common rooms, meeting rooms, a gym and a private study area, and 144 studios as well. Outbuildings will also include a green living roof, with solar panels a feature as well.

There will also be a washer/dryer in every kitchen and superfast broadband and WiFi throughout the building. There is a separate luxury kitchen and 24-seater dining area for those students who wish to entertain. What’s more, bike storage facilities have been provided to encourage more students to cycle here and there.

The project first began back in September 2016 and was completed in May 2017. Crosslane Student Developments’ director Andy Whatson commented on the development, saying: “Brass Founders is a high-quality, landmark development for Crosslane incorporating a culmination of insight from extensive student research, in conjunction with the knowhow and experience gained from the previous ten developments, completed over the last six years.

“A resident survey concludes students are very impressed with their new accommodation and achieving full occupancy is a reflection of their desire to live in a Crosslane designed and developed property.”

The building, on Scotland street to the north of the city centre, is within five minutes’ walk from the University of Sheffield International College Building and just 15 minutes’ walk from both university main campus buildings. The city centre itself is just a ten-minute walk away, so it’s perfectly placed for students looking to move to Sheffield in the near future.