Plans in for 336 build-to-rent apartments in Sheffield


Godwin Developments has submitted plans for a 23-storey, 336 build-to-rent apartments in Sheffield

The Meridian proposes the creation of one, two and three-bedroom modern open-plan build-to-rent apartments, 94 of which will include private balconies.

The contemporary 23-storey building will incorporate flexible ground floor space to provide residents’ facilities such as a concierge reception, co-working spaces, residents’ lounge and a gym, as well as extensive cycle storage and car parking.

It will also feature a landscaped roof garden available exclusively to residents and will be complemented by a new external plaza fronting onto Queens’ Road.

The build-to-rent apartments will improve public spaces through landscaping and design, attracting significant economic, social and environmental benefits to Sheffield and promoting its reputation as a leading national destination.

‘Creating highly desirable build-to-rent schemes’

James Mulcare, head of residential capital markets at Godwin Developments, said: “We are really pleased to have reached this key milestone in the delivery of our ambitious BTR scheme in Sheffield.

“The Meridian is a forward-looking development designed around the requirements and lifestyles of city centre residents.

“Today more than ever they need their home to be a multifunctional place – not only for living but also for working, relaxing and socialising.

“That is why the building’s design emphasises wellbeing, light, quality materials and finish, as well as access to private and shared outdoor space and community focused amenities – all within easy access of the nearby transport, parks, culture and entertainment.

“By understanding and delivering to residents’ aspirations we are seeking to create highly desirable build-to-rent schemes across key UK regional markets – building homes in both urban and suburban hotspots and generating positive outcomes for investors, local communities and economies alike.”

The Meridian will redevelop a prominently located 1.1-acre brownfield site, which has been vacant for many years.

Ketan Patel, senior development manager at Godwin Developments, added: “We have worked closely with the planning department at Sheffield City Council since we acquired this highly prominent site last year.

“We extend our sincere thanks for their support and guidance to-date, resulting in the creation of a clean and stylish design that celebrates quality, detail and craftsmanship with a simple but effective execution of brick and glass.

“In doing so we believe we have created a building of distinction and sense of place that adds positively to the city’s skyline and sets the benchmark for revitalised public spaces.

“The Meridian will also be an environmentally responsible development, shaped with low energy design principles in mind and supported by a range of strategies to naturally reduce its carbon footprint over time.

“The proposal has been prepared by local architects Bond Bryan whose vision and expertise have been essential in delivering a scheme of exceptional standard.

“Our extended leading consultant team include planning specialists Urbana Town Planning, cost advisors Rider Levett Bucknall and engineers HSP Consulting.”


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