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Hundreds of Student Beds Planned for Sheffield

Posted by Richard Ward

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Torsion Group has put forward plans to deliver more than 250 student bedrooms in Sheffield city centre.

The company is being supported by Pegasus Group and Day Architectural and will look to demolish the existing buildings on the site and construct a new eight-storey block of student accommodation.

Located in Bailey Street, the scheme will consist of 256 bedrooms, with 171 cluster flats and 85 studios. It will also come equipped with amenity space, offices and a reception.

According to the applicant, the development will create jobs in the construction phase with new residents expected to increase spending in the area when the building is complete.

It has also been argued the new accommodation will free up more traditional housing.

Documents submitted as part of the application processes added that it "makes appropriate use of the site in terms of density and providing accommodation in close proximity to services, facilities and both universities".

The site is currently occupied by single-storey industrial buildings built in the 1950s.

If approved and delivered, the new building will be located opposite the seven-storey Mandale House development consisting of 111 student flats.