- Client: Panacea Property Developments
- Location: Brownell Street, Sheffield
- Sector: Residential & Commercial
Zerum was appointed to provide planning advice and submit a planning application for a build-to-rent private rented sector residential development of 284 apartments in the St Vincent’s Quarter of Sheffield. The scheme rises to 15 storeys and includes a ground floor commercial unit.
The St Vincent’s Quarter is a historic area of Sheffield close to the city centre and is associated with the city’s metal industry, particularly steel and cutlery production. The site is partially located in the Well Meadow Conservation Area and is in close proximity to several listed buildings, including one at Grade II*. The area has seen significant transformation in recent years. The development will add life and vibrancy to the area and mark an end to the long-term vacancy of the application site, which currently detracts from the quality of the local townscape.
The scheme includes parking, cycle parking, a gym, a communal meeting room and a roof-top landscaped terrace for the benefit of residents. Brownell Street, which runs through the site, will be transformed into an attractive courtyard, enhancing public access to the Netherthorpe Road ring-road and tram stop.
An historic public square adjacent to the site, known as Jericho Square, will be reformed as part of the proposals.
The development is located close to the university and business district and will particularly appeal to graduates and young professionals.
Zerum coordinated the planning application and prepared supporting Planning and Sustainability Statements. Zerum are also project managing the project.