The scheme includes 57 apartments. Credit: via Merrion Strategy

Green light for Broad Street resi

A seven-storey project designed by Falconer Chester Hall has been given the go-ahead by Sheffield City Council.

Put forward by applicant SD Towers SPV, the scheme comprises 57 apartments, and steps down to five storeys to acknowledge lower-lying buildings surrounding the site. The Old Harrow pub, vacant since 2008 and burnt out inside, will be demolished at the site.

Robert Brym, associate director at Liverpool architect FCH, said: “The design for the new development creates a strong frontage, with an animated corner. Both will assist with re-instating the urban grid. The materials palette of red brick with differing patterns offers a rich façade and allows the building to sit within its context.

“The extensive internal and external communal facilities will allow a sense of community to develop as the site is in a sustainable location,” added Brym.

Six car parking spaces have been provided at the rear of the site which are accessed through an undercroft, and 36 cycle spaces are incorporated for residents.

The site is to the east of the city centre, close to Park Square.

Dawid Dowbusz, spokesperson for SD Towers SPV, said: “We have seen the potential this scheme will bring to Broad Street, and we are looking forward to realising our vision of being able to provide confident, modern, housing to the area.”

“We are delighted the planning department shared our vision and we are looking forward to seeing work start onsite,” he added.

Zerum was the planning consultant for the project.

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