Creating a new postgraduate community for over 200 students, this project will redevelop a redundant industrial site in the Devonshire Quarter of Sheffield.
Located within easy walking distance of the city centre and local amenities, the project will create 221 studio and ‘twodio’ apartments in which students share a kitchenette.
The building steps down from 13 storeys to eight and then four storeys, designed to take account of both the future aspirations and the local historical context to create a proposal fitting of the area. It will be home to a community of postgraduate students who will have access to shared communal social and study spaces on the ground floor alongside a rooftop terrace with views over the city.
A simple yet rich and high-quality palette of materials will be used, including contrasting light and dark grey bricks creating a striped pattern and rhythm to the building’s facades.