£65m development set for summer launch

Sheffield’s £65m landmark Chinatown development, which includes a 20-storey sky scraper, is set to open its doors this summer.

The first luxury student apartments at New Era Square will be ready by August as part of the mixed leisure, commercial and residential development.

One hundred studio apartments will be available this September at the scheme, located between London Road and the nearby Sheffield United stadium in Bramall Lane.

The apartments are being managed by Omnia Space, which specialises in residential lettings and property management across Sheffield.

New Era Development, the Sheffield-based company behind the project, said it will create a “cosmopolitan, international, multi-cultural square that is available to all.”

Jerry Cheung, managing director of New Era Development (UK), said: “New Era Square has been more than 10 years in the making so we are delighted to see the first group of student apartments nearing completion. This is a landmark development for Sheffield, the region and the UK and represents substantial investment for the city.

“We want to bring a distinct international feel to Sheffield and the ethos behind the development is very much to create a mixed-use space for the whole community, which will bring people together.”

The project will also include retail units, food and drink outlets on the ground floor, leading out to an open-air square for events.

In the second phase of the development there will be business office space, an exhibition hall and a China Business Incubator to enhance enterprise and trade between China and the UK.