Construction Work In Sheffield Picking Up

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Construction Work In Sheffield Picking Up

Construction Work In Sheffield Picking Up

There has been a flurry of new construction projects announced for Sheffield or getting underway in the city in recent weeks, showing that the sector is strengthening despite the challenges of recent months.

The Star recently highlighted the start of construction work on a block of 229 apartments at the former site of Queens Hotel on Scotland Street. Developer Rise Homes is behind the project and will offer the units as build-to-rent homes that are intended for long-term rentals.

Speaking to the news provider, managing director of real estate consultancy Sovereign Asset Solutions which was involved in brokering the deal for the scheme, Tan Khan said: “The commitment of funds is a boost for local enterprises in such a difficult climate.”

He added that Rise Homes is pleased to be playing a part in the city’s regeneration and in providing “high-quality, sustainable housing” for local residents.

As part of its drive to be a sustainable development, the building will be heated with a wood burning boiler, and it will provide a bike store that has space for 162 bikes, as well as electric charging points for cars in the car park.

The newspaper also pointed out that this is the latest development that is transforming Scotland Street from a light industrial area into a residential one, with the Rise Homes flats joining the ‘Brass Founders’ student flats on the same road, as well as other nearby residential developments.

It isn’t only residential construction that has received a boost in Sheffield recently. The Construction Index recently reported that GMI Construction is gearing up to begin construction on a speculative office development in the city centre.

The project, which is slated to cost £27 million, will deliver an eight-storey building, providing 67,000 sq ft of office space.

It is the final of the four buildings set to be constructed as part of the Sheffield Digital Campus site and construction is expected to be completed in spring 2022.

Adam Varley, head of commercial at Scarborough Group International, told the publication that the firm is “delighted” to be moving ahead with the final building in the scheme.

“The scheme has been and continues to prove successful, establishing a new office quarter in a super-prime location next to the city’s major transport hubs and in the centre of the development framework for the new HS2 Midlands station,” he asserted.

Mr Varley added that the new office building “clearly supports an ongoing demand for new, high quality and flexible accommodation in the city centre”.

The Star recently highlighted a raft of other construction projects in Sheffield that have restarted following disruption as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, or that have gone ahead regardless.

Among them is the extension of Meadowhall shopping centre, although the plans for its expansion have been scaled back from the original planning application submitted in 2018.

In addition, plans to construct a 39-storey tower on the site of the former Primark store have also been approved, while construction has finally started on a £20 million scheme for new student accommodation near the bus station and city centre.

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