We were appointed by Platform in 2017 to design its first build-to-rent scheme in Sheffield. Close to the city’s central train station, the development would deliver a significant mixed-use development on the grounds of a disused car park and comprise 335 homes across three separate blocks. Supported by a variety of community facilities, the development includes a reception, lounges, roof terrace, bar, gym, yoga room and co-working space. As part of the wider regeneration of the area, improvements would be made to the surrounding public realm to create a lively environment in which to live, work and play. A key element of our design embraces prefabrication, with off-site manufacture of the structural façade panel system, pre-cast and prestressed floor slab panels, and all load bearing party walls with fully incorporated building services.