Project Overview

Location – Sheffield

Type – Student Living

Status – Completion

CGI – David Cox Architects

Photography – Iain Richardson

Northern Design Awards 2020 – Best Residential Development


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 Design

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.


During the planning committee one member stated,

the best student accommodation I’ve seen.

A local architect from a leading architectural practice commented on Twitter,

How good does this look!? Simple restraint and great detailing. Can’t wait to see it complete.

Here’s a brilliant tweet from a local resident regarding Nutur House which sums up our ambitions perfectly!

Why do developers keep sticking up bland buildings? @DavidCoxArch say hold my beer while we design this beautiful addition to Shepherd Street #Sheffield


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