Plans revealed for Yorkshire’s tallest tower next to the Moor

Plans have been revealed for a £100m development in Sheffield that could create Yorkshire’s tallest building.

CODE Co-Living has submitted plans for a development of three buildings, one of 12 storeys, a second of 16 storeys, and a 36-storey tower. At 117 metres tall, the main tower would be taller than a 114 metre building currently under construction in Leeds, which was set to become the tallest in the region.

The proposed co-living scheme would provide 1,370 private studio apartments for rent, available for both students and non-students. Communal spaces would also be incorporated, including dining and café facilities, a 50-piece gymnasium, cinema room, private study spaces and a large first floor south-facing outdoor roof terrace.

The development site was previously occupied by South Yorkshire Housing and Dexel car repairs on Wellington Street to the side of the Vita building, just off Charter Row and close to The Light Cinema complex at the Moor.

Jamie Lewis, of CODE, said: “We have been looking for a site in Sheffield for several years. From the outside, it is clear that the city is going places with Heart of the City II and developments on The Moor transforming the city centre. We want to be a part of this.

“We have worked hard with the planning department to bring forward a high-quality design. We’ve conducted wind analyses and have amended our proposals significantly to meet the requirements of planners, who we’ve worked with constructively.

“We also recognise our social responsibility. Our commitment to affordable housing will ensure people from across the city’s communities have the chance to access the jobs and opportunities that the new, dynamic city centre increasingly provides.”

It is hoped that the planning application will be decided before Christmas. If approved, Code aims to start on site in spring 2020. 

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