Key milestone reached on construction of hundreds more city apartments

Construction on Kangaroo Works, Sheffield city centre’s 14-storey residential development, reached an important milestone this week with Henry Boot Construction completing the highest point of the structure.

Kangaroo Works, on Trafalgar Street, which forms part of Sheffield City Council’s Heart of the City programme, has been gathering momentum in recent months.

A joint venture from US investor Angelo Gordon and real estate experts Ridgeback Group, the scheme will add another 365 homes to the city centre when finished.

A mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments, with five commercial units included on the ground floor, the block’s design features a distinctive brick façade as a link to the site’s former industrial heritage.

To celebrate the latest milestone, Henry Boot Construction welcomed key representatives from Sheffield City Council, Ridgeback Group, David Ashley Construction, Whittam Cox Architects and Sweco for a tour of the site and a topping-out ceremony.

Tony Shaw, managing director for Henry Boot Construction, said: “This has been a challenging city centre site so we’re absolutely delighted to reach the highest point of the build on track.

“It’s been a great achievement by the team. Kangaroo Works is one of the largest residential schemes in South Yorkshire and, as a local business, we’re proud to be involved.”

Christopher Allen, senior development manager for Ridgeback Group, added: “This part of Sheffield of undergoing rapid change and it is exciting to be involved in the delivery of one of the key sites within Heart of the City.

“Topping out is always a significant milestone and we hope most of the site complexities are now behind us.

“We are looking forward to launching 365 rental apartments later this year and welcoming new residents in 2023.”

Kangaroo Works is due to be completed in the first half of 2023.