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Sheffield approves £32m student accommodation scheme

6 Oct 15 Sheffield City Council has given planning permission for a £32m redevelopment of a site on Scotland Street in the city into a new-build student accommodation property with 437 rooms.

Image of the new student accomodation development
Image of the new student accomodation development

The developer is Crosslane Student Developments, part of the Crosslane Group.

The site will be built up into a student accommodation development comprising three residential blocks of six, seven and eight storeys. The brick and glass development will have 144 studios and 293 en-suite cluster flats, along with shared facilities and a landscaped internal courtyard.

Construction work will start in November 2015 and Crosslane is aiming for completion in time for the 2017/18 academic year.

Crosslane Student Developments bought the site, known as Princess Works, earlier this year from local investment company Bolsterstone Group. Princess Works, on the corner of Shepherd Road, Allen Street and Scotland Street in Sheffield’s St Vincent’s Quarter, was once a brass foundry, but it closed in 1972. Since 2005 the site has had various temporary occupants, Crosslane said.

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