Proposals to create a residential and bar area in Sheffield using Shipping Containers will be a first for the city!
Proposals for a £500,000 development of 22 homes, a gym, restaurant, 16 offices, a rooftop garden, a health club and bar will be approved by the city council. The development will utilize over 20 shipping containers and will be erected on brownfield land close to Sheffield city centre. The shipping container conversions houses will be a first for Sheffield.
The project will be constructed on land occupied by disused conservatory sales business in units on Shalesmoor. It is not situated near any historic listed buildings. Planners were therefore happy to approve the scheme which will feature predominantly dark grey steel container exterior walls. o
The development will feature 22 two-bedroom houses in gated area. They will have private roof gardens, communal spaces, eco-friendly technology and en-suite bathrooms. Four more apartments on the site will be owned by City Estates. The project is due to be completed by January 2017 and has been designed by Coda Studios.
A person moving into the area in Sheffield commented:
I think the design is brilliant. It reminds me of something you might see in London’s Shoreditch or Manchester’s Northern Quarter.
Sheffield’s old Victorian back-to-back houses all but vanished after the slum clearances of the 1950s and 1960s.
You can read more over at the Sheffield Telegraph.