Construction of a £35 million commercial and residential scheme on Ecclesall Road, Sheffield, has been given the go ahead after a revised scheme secured council approval.
The developers of the project made clear the regeneration benefits of transforming the site of a former car dealership between Summerfield Street and Pear Street, near the old Wards Brewery.
Hallminster, based in Sheffield, is now considering the withdrawal of an appeal to the Planning Inspectorate that came after the council’s first concerns regarding plans for student and private apartments, commercial units and shops.
It can now proceed after talks with the council led to changing the design and scale of parts of the proposed development, which is hoped to being in 2017.
Around 300 jobs are due to be created during the construction phase and more than 100 permanent jobs.
Hallminster’s Dan Simpson commented: “We are delighted that planning permission has finally been granted after all the twists and turns and we no longer have to take the case to a public inquiry.
“We are now looking forward to delivering a standout scheme that Sheffield can be proud of, which will regenerate the site and a wider area helping bring inward investment for the city, generating employment and other economic benefits.”
Simpson thanked Bond Bryan Architects’ Darren Southgate and Crowley Associates’ planning consultant Susan Crowley for their work.
Four blocks will be constructed to create 144 private residential apartments; five ground floor shops, accommodation for 190 students, as well as other commercial outlets.
MAF Properties will manage the development on behalf of Hallminster, having provided student and private housing in Sheffield for 25 years.
Bond Bryan Architects, of Sheffield, is using brick, glass and aluminium in the design, which includes a landscaped courtyard and rooftop gardens for the private apartments.