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Vacant Sheffield Offices to Be Turned into Student Apartments

Posted by Richard Ward in

An empty office block located opposite Sheffield's Crown Court looks like it will be developed into 355 student apartments for use by both city universities.

The office block, which was constructed in 2007 has been left empty ever since. The proposed student accommodation, put forward by London and Scottish Student Housing, will consist of both studio and two-bed clusters as well as additional purpose-built accommodation at the rear of the development.

Concerns had been raised by planning officers that any new buildings will block out daylight, although its understood that they believe the overall scheme was positive.

Additional communal facilities will be provided at ground level for student use as well as retail and leisure units. If the plans get approved, developers would look to open the student accommodation by the start of the 2017-18 academic year.

A Sheffield Council planning committee will make a decision on the development next Tuesday.

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