Mace secures approval for mixed-use development in UK
August 17, 2018 – Mace has secured approval from the Sheffield City Council for a mixed-use residential and student development on Hoyle Street in the centre of Sheffield.
The plans have been approved by the Planning Committee.
Under the plan, a neglected part of Sheffield’s industrial heritage will be developed, making the iconic Grade II listed cementation furnace on the site the focal point of the development.
The residential element will include 247 new homes, made up of studios, one-bed and two-bed flats all set around a landscaped courtyard.
The student scheme will consist of 658 student beds, comprising studios, cluster flats and townhouses, as well as dedicated, private open space.
The scheme has been designed by Jefferson Sheard Architects. CBRE has advised Mace on planning.
The site is located close to the University of Sheffield main campus, in walking distance to the City Centre and has the amenities of Kelham Island on its doorstep.
Mace COO for development David Grover said: “Sheffield’s industrial heritage is a key part of its history, and the iconic cementation furnace on this site is a fantastic example of how important it is to preserve that legacy.
“I’m pleased that the council has recognised the potential of this scheme, and the importance of bringing forward much-needed high-quality homes and modern, attractive student accommodation for Sheffield City Centre.”
Previously, Mace has been appointed by Tunbridge Wells Borough Council as lead contractor for the Calverley Square project.
The project involves the development of new office building, theatre, underground car park and public square in the heart of Royal Tunbridge Wells.
Mace has been selected for the Calverley Square contract through the Southern Construction Framework.
Planning permission for the £90m scheme was secured in April. Work is expected to commence in 2019 and completed by 2021.
Designed by Allies and Morrison, the project includes 20,000ft² of private tenanted offices.
It has been planned around the entrance to the town’s Calverley Grounds and is set to transform this part of the town centre and provide a link between the two halves of the town.
The Calverley Square project is expected to generate £34m net additional benefit to Tunbridge Wells