Our current active consultation is on proposals for a new residential-led development on Block F of the Heart of the City II masterplan.
Please see further information on these new proposals below. The proposals are at the pre-application stage, which means we are seeking feedback on the proposals before the submission of a planning application. You can provide your feedback or ask any questions by using the contact details on our ‘Contact Us’ page. The deadline for this consultation is 3 April 2019.
Introducing Kangaroo Works: New residential development within Heart of the City II
Heart of the City II is taking another major step forward as we unveil detailed plans for a new residential development on a key site within the masterplan.
Earlier this year, Sheffield City Council exchanged contracts for the sale of Block F within the Heart of the City II masterplan, which is located at the corner of Rockingham Street and Wellington Street
Angelo Gordon, Ridgeback Group and Brantingham Homes have now unveiled their detailed proposals for a high quality development of around 350 new homes. The scheme’s name – Kangaroo Works – plays homage to a former tool factory which was part of the site in the early nineteenth century.
Indicative layout plans, subject to further design development.
The new homes, ranging in size from one to three bedrooms, will be offered for private rent under the Private Rented Sector (PRS) model of development. This means that the completed building is owned and managed by one owner, who is responsible for ongoing management, maintenance and security.
Demand for this type of housing is high, as it offers people flexibility and appeals to the wide range of people who want to live in a city centre environment. The development will not be aimed at the student market, and will instead seek to create a permanent community of residents who are looking to make the most of urban living. The location is absolutely ideal for easy access to the city centre’s shops, restaurants and cultural attractions, as well as all modes of public transport.
The development has been designed to step down from 15 storeys at its highest point to eight and then four storeys. The use of brick as the primary material takes inspiration from Sheffield’s urban heritage, and the scale of the development has been sensitively planned in response to other surrounding buildings.
At the ground floor, there will be commercial spaces which could be used by cafés, restaurants or other small businesses. This will help to activate the streets, especially Rockingham Street and Wellington Street, and create more attractive pedestrian links from the Devonshire Quarter down to The Moor. There will also be improvements to the streets surrounding the development, linking this into the wider Heart of the City II plans.
Introducing the Team
Angelo Gordon and Ridgeback Group have assembled a strong local team to bring forward this development. It will be overseen by Brantingham Homes, a niche residential developer based in Sheffield, with more than 30 years’ experience developing properties across the city and creating unique spaces that stand the test of time. The development is being designed by local architects, Whittam Cox, and will be built by Sheffield-headquartered Henry Boot Construction.
The Block F site is largely cleared and is located at the corner of Rockingham Street and Wellington Street, close to Devonshire Green.