Construction begins on new build-to-rent scheme in UK

WCN Editorial Team 23 Aug 2021 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Clegg Construction has commenced construction of a new ten-storey build-to-rent (BTR) scheme in Scotland Street, Sheffield, the UK.

The Founders Yard scheme is being developed for Rise Homes on the site of the former Queens Hotel on Scotland Street in Sheffield.

It includes 229 one- and two-bedroom furnished flats for rent and all will be completed to provide rental accommodation.

The scheme will feature amenity including a rooftop garden, workstations for remote working, external courtyard, lounge, a bookable meeting room that doubles as a movie room as well as a basement car park.

A biomass district heating system will also be installed at the property to provide heating and hot water from renewable source.

Founders Yard is located in close proximity to Sheffield Railway Station, the Peak District national park, Chatsworth and Haddon Hall and also a short distance to Sheffield Botanical Gardens.

Construction work on the project is expected to be completed in 2022.

Clegg Construction contract manager Stephen Brown said: “This scheme is a real jewel in the crown for city centre BTR schemes, particularly in Sheffield, as it will have some incredible facilities on offer – so I have no doubt it will be incredibly popular with prospective renters.

“This project is also set to be really interesting to build. It’s located on a difficult site, with the topography requiring significant retaining structures to be constructed, as well as building out the underground car park. However, we’re always up for a challenge and the team is really enjoying pushing forwards and seeing progress begin.”


Clegg Construction begins construction of a new ten-storey build-to-rent scheme. Credit: Hands off my tags! Michael Gaida from Pixabay.

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