Plans submitted for 27-storey city centre apartment scheme

A car park site on the outskirts Sheffield city centre is set to be transformed into a complex of 372 apartments rising to 27 storeys.

Plans for the development, located off the Hanover Way inner ring road and Milton Street, near Moorfoot, are backed by Sheffield-based City Estates.

Commercial units, a shop and landscaped courtyards are incorporated into the scheme for three residential blocks that would have a “regenerative impact” on the area, bordering the Devonshire Quarter.

Residents will live in an “integrated community” with use of a roof garden, café, cinema, gym, function room and basement car park.

An application for planning permission has been submitted to Sheffield City Council on behalf of Devonshire Green (Broomgrove Road) Ltd, part of City Estates.

This project seeks to substantially increase the city centre housing stock by offering a range of one, two and three bed apartments, including five ‘live-work’ units.

The three blocks, comprising seven storeys, ten storeys, and a split between 18 and 27 storeys, are designed to create a new landmark at one of the main entrances to the city centre.

City Estates is working with DLP Planning Ltd and architects Leach Rhodes Walker.

DLP’s planning statement said the landmark development will have “a regenerative impact bringing vibrancy and activity to this area of the Devonshire Quarter”.

The scheme will also “help to support the retention and longevity of the local heritage assets by bringing new business interests into the area, making these buildings more appealing and economically viable for reuse and conversion, therefore supporting their preservation”.

The basement car park would have 146 spaces along with 210 cycle parking spaces.

DLP Planning added: “The scale of the development will be in character with the taller buildings towards St Mary’s Gate, and will assist with promoting local distinctiveness and a gateway site.”

Dale Fixter, City Estates director, said: “We are proud of our track record of delivering award winning developments of the highest quality. Our recent developments have been focussed mainly on the Cultural Industries Quarter but this is a return to familiar territory.

“Having speculatively developed West One some 15 years and seen it mature, flourish and remain very successful despite many others following in its wake, it is great to see our plans for Milton Street finally come to life.”

He added: “We are committed to delivering projects that not only provide regeneration to the City Centre, offering a mix and style of both use and architecture that is not only relevant at the time of delivery but also stands the test of time.

“Location, quality and careful design focussed around the end user are the key ingredients. We think all three are present in abundance in our proposals for Milton Street and we look forward to bringing the scheme to fruition.”