This mixed use scheme provides private residential, retail and office accommodation, revitalising a key riverside site in Sheffield.

Client  Urban i
Location  Sheffield
Completion  2009
Cost  £23m


  • RIBA stages 1-6
  • Feasibility study
  • Architectural design
  • Listed building consent

The brownfield site, which faces the River Don, was previously used for retail and warehousing. The scheme, is housed in a landmark 17-storey curved glass tower, two five storey apartment buildings and the converted Grade II listed Castle House. It also includes a new riverside walkway, landscaped public space at the centre of the site, and the restoration of the ‘crucible stack’ – a historically significant listed monument.

123 one and two-bed market sale apartments are arranged around a landscaped courtyard. Four duplex penthouse apartments at the top of the spectacular fully glazed tower. A restaurant is located in the base of the tower, and the apartments above have the benefit of spectacular views out over the city and a communal roof terrace space.

The three-storey brick-built Castle House has been retained and converted into offices with a café bar and restaurant on the ground floor.

The materials palette of high quality brick, glass and zinc claddings was selected for ease of maintenance, longevity, and to contrast with the rich colours of the adjacent nineteenth century listed buildings. At the base of the tower the uninterrupted three storey glazed restaurant adds animation at street level.

Photography Hundven-Clements Photography