Build-to-rent apartments destined for disused commercial site

Planners have given the go-ahead for a build-to-rent apartment scheme in Sheffield.

UK regional developer, Beech Holdings, has secured planning permission for the development in Meadow Street, called Sheffield Gardens. It will include 158 two and three bedroomed apartments.

Work will begin in quarter four 2024 with demolition of the current dilapidated and unused commercial buildings on site. The scheme will remain in the long-term control of the Beech Holdings’ Group.

Stephen Beech, CEO of Beech Holdings, said: “This is a significant development for Beech Holdings, our very first in Yorkshire and second outside of our home city of Manchester.

“It demonstrates our commitment to deliver exceptional apartments across the UK’s regional cities as we grow to be a national developer.

“Our company has a 20-year history of delivering exceptional apartment developments and I’m thrilled to be able to offer local people in Sheffield that same standard.

“We always look to regenerate where we can; this unused and unloved commercial site is in exactly the location we want to breathe new life into.

“We’ll be creating over 100 immediate jobs for the construction phase and we’ll have a permanent staff of at least 10 to deliver residents a premium level of service and maintenance.”

The scheme will include a large private gym, external landscaped courtyard and roof-top gardens.

Neil Baumber, development director at Beech Holdings, added: “We are actively looking at other sites in Sheffield, we feel we can offer the standard of accommodation that local people desire. We’ll be getting to work quickly in the final quarter of this year.”

The Sheffield Gardens project is supported by architect Leach Rhodes Walker, consultants The Cumming Group, sustainability experts Hydrock and planning consultants, Urbana.

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