Developing a vibrant concept for city centre homes in which to live, work and play

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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.

Aerial view of proposed development looking south west
Aerial and low level view of proposed development fronting the revitalised Porter Brook
The scheme takes architectural cues from the existing banded red brick buildings within the local context
Built-to-rent apartment types
Exploded cut-away axonometric view highlighting the different living and amenity spaces