Plans have been submitted for a new £40m residential tower in Sheffield city centre

Article posted on: 29th September 2020

Property developer SFGE Properties has submitted a planning application to Sheffield City Council to build the high-rise residential block, redeveloping the site of the former Primark store in the Castlegate area of the city.


Clancy Consulting has provided civil and structural engineering consultancy services for the proposed 39-storey tower, to be called Kings Tower, supporting the regeneration of the site which is surrounded by the High Street, King Street, Haymarket and Angel Street. 


The development, designed by award-winning architects Hodder+Partners, will feature 206 1-, 2-bed and duplex apartments.


Tony Marsden, director at SFGE Properties Ltd, said: “Having purchased the site in 2016, we can now unveil our longstanding vision for this important city centre location.


“Thanks to Kings Tower it will be possible for more people to live in the centre of Sheffield in high quality apartments and deliver a new retail offering in the Castlegate area, already one of the most accessible places in the city.


“We are confident Kings Tower will reinvigorate the area and provide a much-needed boost to the local economy.”


Chris Acton, director at Clancy Consulting, commented: “The entire project team on Kings Tower has been driven by a shared ambition to create a stunning residential tower in Sheffield to continue the successful regeneration already carried out adjacent to the site.  Unveiling the plans for this high-quality living accommodation is a positive commitment to the City, particularly following the last few months of market uncertainty. Once planning is approved, we very much look forward to seeing this scheme progress to create a legacy building.”


Stephen Hodder, Chairman of Hodder+Partners, added: “The design reflects the site’s significance and its ability to kick-start this part of Sheffield with a compelling piece of architecture close to the city centre.


“We believe Kings Tower will send out a very positive message about Sheffield City Council’s ambitions for the economic wellbeing of the city.”


If approved, the plans would involve the demolition of the vacant Primark store. The SFGE Properties Ltd construction team could be on site by the summer of 2021, with Kings Tower completed and ready for occupation by autumn 2023.


Image credit: Hodder+Partners


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