Alumno is undertaking a thorough and sensitive refurbishment approach to ensure the historic character of the building is respected, including restoring the numerous bespoke mosaic panels across the block. The proposals will add a distinct yet complementary new neighbourhood to Sheffield, and will build on the work Urban Splash and Places for People already achieved in reinvigorating Park Hill and making it a benchmark in regeneration and urban renewal. Alumno has appointed Kier to deliver this exciting student accommodation. Alumno has successfully delivered projects with Kier in Durham, Aberdeen and Glasgow.
The proposal will comprise of 74 unique townhouse style units, accommodating 356 bedrooms for students, along with new commercial space for residents and the local community. The proposals were developed in collaboration with local practice Whittam Cox Architects and respected interior designer Ben Kelly Design (BKD) along with Brinkworth Design to deliver the shared community space for students. The proposals were also developed through extensive consultation with local stakeholders, Heritage England and students from Sheffield Hallam University (SHU).
David Campbell, Managing Director of Alumno, said “This is a one-off and a blueprint project, and students interested in architecture and design are particularly excited about the prospect of living in a world-renowned architectural icon. This is an iconic site with international significance – forming a crucial part of Sheffield’s past, present and future – and will be one of our most important projects to date. We’re pleased to be working with Kier again given our longstanding and successful relationship, where we have delivered several schemes over the years.”
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