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Planning agreed on Sheffield build-to-rent scheme

A build-to-rent scheme is being built in Sheffield from Beech Holdings, after the developer was granted planning permission.

Sheffield Gardens will include 158 units of one, two and three bedroomed apartments, while it will begin in Q4 2024 with the demolition of the current dilapidated and unused commercial buildings on site.

Stephen Beech, CEO of Beech Holdings said: “This is a significant development for Beech Holdings, our very first in Yorkshire and second outside of our home city of Manchester. It demonstrates our commitment to deliver exceptional apartments across the UK’s regional cities as we grow to be a national developer.

“Our company has a 20-year history of delivering exceptional apartment developments and I’m thrilled to be able to offer local people in Sheffield that same standard. We always look to regenerate where we can; this unused and unloved commercial site is in exactly the location we want to breathe new life into. We’ll be creating over 100 immediate jobs for the construction phase and we’ll have a permanent staff of at least 10 to deliver residents a premium level of service and maintenance.”

The scheme has a gross development value of £55 million and will include a large, private gym, external landscaped courtyard and beautiful roof-top gardens.

Beech Holdings has achieved 100% bio-diversity net gain through the inclusion of external amenity and bird/bat boxes to promote and encourage nature.

The scheme will remain in the long-term control of the Beech Holdings’ Group with full property management and a commitment to the community with at least 10 permanent jobs created, alongside the 100+ jobs created in the construction phase.

Neil Baumber, development director at Beech Holdings, said: “We are actively looking at other sites in Sheffield, we feel we can offer the standard of accommodation that local people desire. We’ll be getting to work quickly in the final quarter of this year.”

The Sheffield Gardens scheme supported by architect Leach Rhodes Walker, consultants The Cumming Group, sustainability experts Hydrock and planning consultants, Urbana.