SUMMERFIELD STREET, SHEFFIELD
Following a unanimous decision at planning committee for this major regeneration project near Ecclesall Road, Sheffield, AWSM are delighted that the scheme has now started on site. The development sees a redundant brownfield area regenerated by a £35m mixed use scheme providing 447 student bed spaces across three blocks together with a further 237 private rented apartments. The PRS accommodation is supplemented with a range of communal spaces including a gym and flexible hub space. Three additional retail units will serve both the residents and the wider community offering A1 & A3 planning uses. The regeneration of the Porter Brook waterfront, an underused natural asset is a key feature of the development. Proposals include the upgrading of the current embankment whilst providing a high quality public realm running through the site, connecting the existing walkway / bicycle route adjacent to Summerfield Street. Contemporary roof top garden terraces, a raised podium and landscaped courtyards give recreational space for residents to relax and socialise. Undercroft car parking is available for the private rented accommodation whilst the student blocks offer an excellent location close to both universities.