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Mace Receives Green Light for Sheffield Scheme

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Plans to build hundreds of student beds in Sheffield's city centre have been approved.

Situated in Hoyle Street, the development will feature a grade 2 listed cementation furnace for steel making, the only one of its kind to survive undamaged in Britain.

Under the plans the scheme will rise to 12 storeys and will contain 247 build-to-rent flats as well as 658 student beds, consisting of studios, cluster flats and townhouses.

The building is expected to cost around £70m to build and will also feature a dedicated, private open space.

The development has been put forward by Mace and marks an extension to their portfolio, which will see them deliver more than 2,000 student beds in the next three years in Sheffield, Cardiff, Exeter and Oxford.

Commenting on the build, David Grover, Mace's Chief Operating Officer for Development, 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."