More than 500 apartments are included. Credit: via Font Comms

Capital&Centric advances brewery transformation

The developer has lodged initial proposals for homes and public space at the Cannon Brewery site in Neepsend, Sheffield.

This initial application details plans for more than 500 one-, two- and three-bed apartments, some new-build and some created within existing buildings, namely the Water Tower and Brew House.

Capital&Centric is working with architect shedkm and planner Urbana.

Alongside the residential elements will be workplaces and spaces for independent shops, delis and café-bars, with a green urban park surrounding the water tower, whilst on Boyland Street a new public square surrounded by cafes and shops will be introduced.

Richard Spackman, development director at Capital&Centric, said: “We’ve set out to make Cannon Brewery a standout community hat draws people to Sheffield – one that respects and reflects back the industrial heritage of Neepsend. It’s a really challenging site to work on, but we’re progressing at pace because we see such pent-up potential.

“Like many communities we’ve done before, we’re proposing a mix of old and new. Our contemporary homes will be real juxtaposition against some of the existing industrial buildings we’re aiming to keep and repurpose.

“We want the end goal to be that Cannon Brewery becomes Sheffield’s best address: a city centre district where people not only want to live, but spend their weekends, hang out with mates or locate their start-up business.”

The site, formerly where Stones bitter was produced, is made up of two triangular plots bordered by Neepsend Lane and Boyland Street and has been empty since brewing ceased in 1999.

C&C’s outline application aims to set the initial parameters for the district, including the footprint of the new buildings, buildings to be retained, heights and access points.

While previous plans had proposed for all buildings at the site to be demolished, Capital&Centric is aiming to keep those that it’s feasible to retain and repurpose.

Elsewhere in Sheffield, the developer is also under way with the Eyewitness Works project – as seen in TV’s The Big Interiors Battle – which will bring 97 loft apartments to the city in a scheme scheduled for completion this year.

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