Residents will soon arrive at PLATFORM_. Credit: via Big Partnership

Completion for Sheffield BTR

Developer and operator Platform has worked with joint venture partner Northwood Investors to deliver the 335-home build-to-rent project on Sylvester Street.

Founded in 2016, PLATFORM_ describes itself as “the first to deliver a branded concept of institutional-quality BTR neighbourhoods across the UK”.

The Sheffield development is the firm’s seventh scheme and its first in the city, featuring one, two, and three-bedroom apartments as well as studios, arranged over three residential blocks. The first residents will be welcomed over the next few weeks.

Features include secure keyless access, an app-based building portal, remote utility control, and network-enabled gym equipment, all supported by super-fast fibre broadband.

The development is close to The Moor. Credit: PLATFORM_

Amenities include a residents’ lounge, games room, private dining room, gym, and three roof terraces for communal use and events. Residents also have access to a dedicated resident services team, smart parcel management, and a loyalty scheme offering discounts across a range of local and national businesses.

The scheme is EPC B rated. Under the developer’s planning agreement, works have been carried out to he nearby Porter Brook to provide a trout-friendly habitat, while planting has also been carried out.

Jean-Marc Vandevivere, chief executive at PLATFORM_, said: “Sheffield is a dynamic, creative city and we are excited to deliver this landmark new residential community right in the heart of the city centre. PLATFORM_ offers a unique range of tech-enabled amenities and personalised service at an accessible price that will be enjoyed by a range of residents seeking out flexible, convenient high-quality rental living.”

James Seago, vice president at Northwood Investors, said: “Following the successful development and stabilisation of PLATFORM_Cardiff, which is now fully occupied, we are excited to launch our second scheme alongside PLATFORM_ in Sheffield’s city centre. Our partnership continues to deliver high-quality, sustainable, purpose-built rental product in undersupplied markets, and we look forward to the launch of our third scheme in Glasgow later this year.”

The partners are now working on a third scheme, in Glasgow.

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