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Mace puts heritage at the centre of mixed-use plans for Sheffield scheme

Mace has submitted a planning application to Sheffield City Council for a mixed-use residential and student development on a site on Hoyle Street in the centre of Sheffield. 

The plans bring a neglected part of Sheffield’s industrial heritage to the fore, making the iconic Grade II listed cementation furnace on the site the focal point of the development.

The residential element of the project includes 247 build to rent units, made up of studios, one bed and two bed flats all set around a landscaped courtyard. 

The student scheme will consist of 658 student beds, comprising studios, cluster flats and townhouses, which also benefit from dedicated, private open space. 

It has been designed by Jefferson Sheard Architects, working out of their Sheffield office, and CBRE has advised Mace on planning. 

The site is close to the University of Sheffield main campus, in walking distance to the City Centre and has the amenities of Kelham Island on its doorstep.

The proposals mark further progress for Mace’s extensive student development portfolio which, together with Sheffield, will see the company deliver more than 2,000 student beds in the next three years including consented sites in Cardiff, Exeter and Oxford.  

David Grover, Mace’s Chief Operating Officer for Development, said: 

“We have worked hard to design a scheme which places Sheffield’s industrial heritage at the heart of our proposals. As well as bringing forward modern student housing and new homes for Sheffield, the designs are sympathetic to the local area and will give the iconic cementation furnace a new lease of life as the centre piece of the site.” 

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