£1m law firm offices face housing conversion

THE former offices of law firm Wake Smith are set to be converted into a housing development.

Sheffield-based property developer Primesite UK, in partnership with architects Peak Architects, has submitted planning for the Clarkehouse Road site.

Townhouses will replace the ancillary buildings of the site which was also formerly headquarters of Bassett Foods.

The 11,750 sq ft building was sold in March 2016 for £1m. Wake Smith inhabited the offices for 25 years before moving to the V1 Velocity building in Sheffield city centre.

Primesite UK managing director Scott Hinchliffe said: “This is an extremely high profile site as it’s seen by everyone who passes the Botanical Gardens. Our development therefore has to be sympathetic and respect the area’s history and prime location. We plan to maintain the integrity of what were once grand family homes.

“The city desperately needs new family homes to meet the required provision. This site is sustainable and is a rare opportunity for both conversion and new build in South West Sheffield.”


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