The building is next to the new Pound's Park. Credit: Henry Boot

Henry Boot completes Kangaroo Works

The contractor has delivered the 365-apartment build-to-rent project for Ridgeback Group on Sheffield’s Rockingham Street, with Whittam Cox as architect.

The 14-storey development forms part of Sheffield City Council’s £470m Heart of the City masterplan and includes one, two and three-bedroom apartments, with five commercial units at ground floor level.

Kangaroo Works links directly to Pound’s Park, the new city centre open space also delivered by Henry Boot Construction earlier this year.

Tony Shaw, managing director for Henry Boot Construction, said: “We’re thrilled to see Kangaroo Works reach completion. It’s very rewarding to see people moving in and calling the development home.

“At Henry Boot, we really understand the changing trends of our urban centres and the important role of new homes in creating vibrant and active cities.

“Kangaroo Works is another important piece of the jigsaw and will provide a permanent community to support and complement our other projects in the Heart of the City masterplan, including Pound’s Park, the Cambridge Street Collection food hall and net-zero carbon office Elshaw House.

“We are proud to be helping private and public developers, like Ridgeback Group and Sheffield City Council, transform our hometown and provide a sustainable and well-balanced city centre.”

Christopher Allen, development director at Ridgeback Group, said: “It has been a pleasure to work with the Henry Boot team over the past four years to deliver Kangaroo Works.

“This scheme was Ridgeback’s first acquisition and established the high standard for our growing portfolio. The quality of the workmanship has been impressive, and we are grateful to receive such a fantastic looking building.”

The development’s design focuses on traditional brick buildings, reflecting the typology and heritage of the traditional little mesters works seen in the original ‘Kangaroo Works’ on the same site.

Ian Lowson, director at Whittam Cox Architects, added: “It’s incredibly rewarding to witness the final realisation of this scheme.

“Our approach has been guided by an unwavering commitment to delivering a best-in-class, Build to Rent offering in the heart of one of Yorkshire’s great cities, Sheffield.”

The project team met to celebrate the completion. Credit: Henry Boot

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