Brook Place, Sheffield - Phase 1

October 2019

Acanthus WSM were delighted to see the completion of the first phase of this major regeneration project at Summerfield Street, Sheffield.  Comprising 237 high quality apartments, extensive communal areas, retail, gymnasium and undercroft car parking, it was completed to programme, opening its doors earlier this month.  


Planning consent was granted in October 2016. Over the last three years Acanthus have worked closely with Abode Hallam Ltd and Winvic Construction Ltd to deliver this prestigious city centre scheme. The development is owned and managed by Grainger plc, the UK’s largest listed landlord.


A limited palette of materials was adopted with corten steel providing a direct link to Sheffield’s famous steel heritage, contrasting with the predominantly brick facings. Sections of glazed curtain walling create a natural break between the materials, reinforcing the vertical emphasis and rhythm across the façade.


It is anticipated that subsequent phases will provide market leading student accommodation with further apartments for market rent.

Queenshill Avenue, Leeds

September 2019

Following a detailed design and consultation process with local residents we have recently submitted a planning application on behalf of Leeds Jewish Housing Association for 85 apartments in north Leeds.


The Association, which last year, celebrated its 65th Birthday, owns and manages some 484 homes in Alwoodley and Moortown. The apartments are spread over two buildings with over 50 homes being aimed at older people, contributing to the existing provision based around the highly successful Ziff Community Centre. A contemporary design approach has been adopted on this prominent site and it is anticipated that construction will start in the spring of 2020.

Kevin's Grandest Design!

August 2019

The stunning conversion of a 10 floor Victorian Water Tower in central London was chosen by Kevin McCloud as one of his top 5 favourite homes since Channel 4's Grand Designs programme started 10 years ago.

Acanthus WSM together with our associated company Woodhall Conservation designed and secured detailed planning consent for what is widely regarded as one of the most memorable renovations in the history of the programme.

Previously featuring in the 100th episode, Kevin McCloud praised owners Graham and Leigh for restoring the ten-floor Victorian building in London in just nine months stating it was ‘one of the most dynamic and intelligent restoration projects' he's 'ever had the pleasure to follow.’

Click here for the Yorkshire Post's article or here for more about the Water Tower.