Land acquired to develop 60 homes and commercial start-up premises

Developer Sky-House Co has completed the purchase of land on Egerton Street, between Devonshire Green and Charter Row in central Sheffield, to enable works to start on dozens of new homes.

Demolition on the site, previously occupied by the Stokes Tiles warehouse, is scheduled to start within the next month.

Construction will then begin on the construction of 60 Sky-House properties, including 28 two-bedroom duplex homes and 32 one bedroom apartments alongside start-up commercial space.

The Sky-House version of the Victorian back-to-back and terraced house has been created by the architects at Sheffield’s CODA Studio.

It includes such features as communal gardens, private patios, bike stores and a car sharing club.

All homes have a fabric first approach to heat loss, coupled with the latest eco-technology such as air-source cylinders, heat recovery and PV solar panels.

Sky-House Co was launched by former CODA founder David Cross, property developer Philip Prince and former city banker Ian Bower.

Cross said: “This is the latest chapter in the Sky-House story and one that could not have happened without the support and encouragement of Sheffield Council’s planners and estate teams.

“Valuable grant aid from South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority has also contributed to getting the project to this stage and we now look forward to seeing our vision of inner city living become a reality.

“Both phases of our Waverley development have been a massive success and we have been overwhelmed by the response to our Oughtibridge Mill site in the north of Sheffield.

“We now have 600 plus homes planned over the next few years in South Yorkshire and the City Region.

“We are very excited to be bringing the Sky-House Co brand to the centre of Sheffield with a project that will deliver genuine family housing and a real sense of regeneration.

“This Devonshire Quarter location is without doubt the next chapter in Sheffield’s renaissance with other major developments planned either under construction or soon to start by other industry players, like Moda and Capital and Centric.”

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