Location – Sheffield
Type – Student Living
Status – Completion
CGI – David Cox Architects
Photography – Iain Richardson
New Build – Student Accommodation
The 288-bed scheme, valued at £26million, is part of Fraser Morgan’s health and wellbeing student-living offer; a concept which has hit a real niche in the market in promoting healthy lifestyles and a focus on social interaction. It features a roof gardens and ground level garden, large communal areas, a get-together facility for cooking events and nights in watching movies, cinema room and a gymnasium. It will also have an on-site concierge service offering healthy meals for students, as well as exercise classes including yoga and mindfulness sessions.
The development will offer a flexible choice of room styles for various budgets; from classic and premium, up to garden and penthouse.
The geometry and topography of the city combine to create acute angles between streets which has been celebrated on several occasions by a dramatic built form. The angles of Allen Street and Shepherd Street offer a similar opportunity. Given the planning and site constraints, the building mass is pushed inwards to create a more interesting urban form. A wall remains running between the street frontage and the garden space which is formed.