8 November 2018
Detailed proposals for a residential Build to Rent scheme at Sheffield’s Wicker Island have been submitted to the City Council.
The proposed development, designed by Whittam Cox Architects on behalf of developers Brickland, will comprise three interconnected blocks that will deliver 268 apartments with commercial space, parking and residents amenity space fronting onto the River Don.
Located on the northern city gateway, the scheme is a contextual response to the conservation area and the listed buildings opposite the site and to the new developments across the River Don. Careful consideration of massing and design has been undertaken through dialogue with the Local Authority to create a scheme that engages with and connects to the wider context.
Director Ian Lowson, commented, "We're delighted to be working with Brickland, Liv Group and the wider team on such a significant scheme in Sheffield. Our Build to Rent portfolio continues to grow along with our expertise in this ever evolving multi layered sector."
Darren Leary, Director at Brickland, added, “We’re pleased to see our plans take a step forward and look forward to working closely with the team on this important asset that will bring a sense of place to Sheffield’s northern city gateway”.
Planning has now been validated and a decision is expected to be made at the beginning of next year.