Sidney Street 

This mixed-use scheme provides a 162 study-bedroom student development comprising a mix of studio study rooms, studio apartments and 1-2 bedroom apartments alongside ground floor commercial/retail units, creative office space and new public realm.

Client  City Estates
Location  Sheffield
Completion  2016
Cost  £10m


  • RIBA stages 1-6
  • Architectural design

The development looks to retain as much of the existing industrial buildings of architectural merit as possible. Albert Works, Speedwell Works and 77 Sidney Street will be retained with the addition of new infill structures to develop a vibrant mixed-use scheme within a multi-courtyard urban block.

New buff and red brick elevations along with bronze aluminium cladding alongside the refurbished existing red brick buildings have been carefully selected to reflect and complement the industrial heritage of the site.

The development will start this exciting re-development of the neighbourhood with a proposed second phase on the opposite side of Sidney Street to complete this urban regeneration, creating a gateway into the Cultural Industries Quarter.

“It is great to see our long-term aspirations for the Sidney Street scheme finally being realised from the initial concept brief developed with Cartwright Pickard back in 2009. It’s a really exciting development which will bring life and activity back to the CIQ of Sheffield.”

Dale Fixter, Director at Elmsdale Estates