WEST STREET, SHEFFIELD
The re-development of 52-56 West Street, in the heart of Sheffield city centre, is a 284-bed purpose built student accommodation scheme. The prime site was purchased in summer 2017 with the benefit of planning consent on behalf of Q Investment Partners, a Singapore based investment fund. The building will cater for students at both Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield which are both within a short 10-minute walk.
The design, by Manchester based architects Fletcher Rae, has been further enhanced post planning to ensure a high-quality architectural form and finish to all areas. Existing buildings on the site, comprising a former Government office block and adjacent bar, have been demolished ahead of main contractor works starting early 2018. This is with due consideration to the active tram line which operates along West Street, and the adjacent City Hall tram stop which provides excellent transport connections for students around the city.
The new scheme provides a modern student facility arranged over ground and 10 upper floors. The ground floor offers generous amenity space with market leading facilities that incorporate a cinema room, gym, quiet study, café & lounge, laundry and concierge/reception services.
DML is appointed as development and asset manager. DML has led the professional team from acquisition and delivered the scheme for the 2019/2020 academic year.
Q Investment Partners, Singapore
Cost Planner / Development Manager