Plans approved for new 268-apartment development

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Proposals for a new Build-to-Rent residential scheme in Sheffield have been given the greenlight.

The development, located at Wicker Island, will comprise three interconnected blocks that will deliver 268 apartments with commercial space, parking and residents amenity space fronting onto the River Don.

Designed by Whittam Cox Architects on behalf of developers Brickland, the scheme is set to be situated on the northern city gateway.

Ian Lowson, director at Whittam Cox Architects, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Brickland, Liv Group and the wider team on such a significant scheme in Sheffield. Our Build to Rent portfolio continues to grow along with our expertise in this ever evolving multi layered sector.

“The scheme will bring a large, strategic, riverside site back into use and help to meet the City’s housing needs by providing high quality homes in a convenient and easily accessible location.”

Darren Leary, chief operating officer at Brickland, added, “We’re pleased to see plans have been approved and we look forward to working closely with the team in progressing the procurement phase of the scheme, as we work towards a site start in the summer.”