Multi-million pound Steel City scheme for Sheffield’s St Vincent’s Quarter gets underway

Clegg Construction has started work on a new £19m student accommodation scheme in Sheffield city centre.

The multi-million pound Steel City scheme, for client Future Generation, will deliver 324 rooms in the city’s St Vincent’s Quarter.

Part of the scheme includes the refurbishment of Grade II Listed ‘little mesters’ former metals trades workshops, which dates back to 1833.

There will be a selection of en-suite rooms, studios and one and two bedroom duplex apartments. Other facilities will include reception, laundry, security office, cinema room and rooftop terrace with café bar.

Designed by Sheffield based Axis Architecture, the buildings will be finished mainly in brick with natural slate pitched roofs.

The new development is situated on Hollis Croft close to the University of Sheffield’s School of Engineering.

Simon Blackburn, Clegg Construction Managing Director, said: “This is one of the biggest projects we have worked on in recent years and it is testament to the reputation we have built in delivering high quality student accommodation developments across the UK.”

The scheme is due to be completed in time for the start of the 2019/2020 academic year.

Clegg Construction is a well-known provider of student accommodation and has already delivered over 1,400 rooms across Sheffield. The company has also completed student accommodation across Leicester, Birmingham, Nottingham and Cambridge.