56Three is the architect. Credit: via planning documents

Sheffield ambitions expanded by Grainger

Plans for more than 300 apartments have been submitted by the build-to-rent specialist, as an addition to its Brook Place development.

In proposals validated in late September, Grainger has outlined its intention to deliver Brook Place 2: 318 apartments in a scheme of two buildings, one of 12 storeys and one of eight-10 storeys, on a plot off Summerfield Street and Pomona Street.

Grainger’s architect for the scheme is 56Three Architects, while Rapleys is the planner. The professional team also includes Atelier Ten, Exterior Architecture and Stace.

The developer acquired the land for the scheme as part of the larger plot that saw BTR apartments delivered in the Brook Place Apartments development, fronting Napier Street and Summerfield Street.

Originally, the intention had been for a student accommodation scheme, but the plan has now changed.

According to the design & access statement filed by 56Three: “Active frontage will be created on Summerfield Street and social spaces on the ground floor will look onto the new public walkway along the Porter Brook, which itself forms an integral part of the proposals.

“Communal social spaces and rooftop terraces will offer residents external spaces for socialising, relaxing and views across the city.”

The scheme breaks down as 16 studio apartments, with 151 each of one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. There are 471 cycle parking spaces and just 39 car parking spots.

The 237-apartment Brook Place opened in September 2019, and Grainger has since launched the Tilt Works in the city.

Across the country, Grainger is now closing in on 10,000 rental properties in its control, with a secured pipeline of 5,400 more. Its rental home portfolio has 95% occupancy.

Grainger’s plans can be viewed on Sheffield City Council’s planning portal at 23/03035/FUL.

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