Sheffield Build-To-Rent Scheme Due To Start

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Sheffield Build-To-Rent Scheme Due To Start

Sheffield Build-To-Rent Scheme Due To Start

Construction on a new build-to-rent scheme in Sheffield is due to get underway at the beginning of next year.

According to a recent article for Construction Enquirer, landlord Grainger has announced that work on developing the Well Meadow site to provide 284 homes will begin early in 2020, with completion anticipated in 2022.

Chief executive of Grainger Helen Gordon told the news provider that the company expects the finished flats to be popular.

“With the city centre area undergoing significant regeneration, and housing demand supported by Sheffield’s strong graduate retention rates, we are confident that Well Meadow will prove a popular place to live,” she asserted.

Panacea Property Development has been named as the partner on the project who will carry out the actual development work. When it’s completed, this will mean Grainger has 521 purpose-built private rental homes in Sheffield.

This is far from the only large-scale construction project happening in the city at the moment. Work is due to begin on a new £6 million community stadium at the Olympic Legacy Park in Sheffield in December.

Construction Enquirer revealed that this will be the first building to be built on the 70 acre site. Initially, the stadium will have just 750 spectator seats, although there an application has been approved for this capacity to be increased to 3,921 spectators once the stadium is completed.

It will provide a home for Sheffield United Women Football Club and Sheffield Eagles Rugby League Football Club, giving them somewhere to play their matches.

But the stadium isn’t the only property set to be constructed on this site. There are also plans for a mixed-use office and commercial building development spanning more than 4,000 sq m.

According to Welcome to Sheffield, the Olympic Legacy Park is an “important part of the Innovation District” that’s being developed in the city. It’s far more than just a sports facility and also features research and innovation facilities.

The focus of the research and development being carried out here is healthcare technologies, sports and exercise medicine. One of the facilities being developed is an Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC) for Sheffield Hallam University.

Some £14 million is being ploughed into its development and when it’s up and running it will be the “most advanced research and development centre for physical activity in the world”.

Among the facilities set to be included in the AWRC are a 3G pitch with cameras and tracking technology, 3D biomechanical gait analysis, a future technologies laboratory and rapid prototyping. Various pieces of medical equipment will also feature, including an MRI, X-ray, body composition measurement and physiological testing.

Although the university is leading on the project, the facilities will be used by a range of partners. These research partners include the likes of Canon Medical, Westfield Health and Parkrun.

With so much construction happening in and around Sheffield in the coming months and years, scaffolding companies in Sheffield are likely to be in demand. If you need assistance with a large-scale construction project in the coming months, get in touch with us to find out how we can help.