Urbana are working as part of SHU’s delivery ‘Alliance’ to lead on the University’s new City Centre Campus Masterplan and the various planning applications required to deliver it. We are also representing the University’s strategic interests in the emerging Sheffield Local Plan.
Urbana were instructed by our client, Grantside, to deliver a co-living scheme in the heart of Kelham Island, the old industrial district within Sheffield City Centre.
The development seeks to create a sense of community through the inclusion of liveable spaces, including a central courtyard and garden rooftop, promoting organic interactions whilst also aiming to achieve Net Zero Carbon through careful selection of materials.
Cutlery Works is a buzzing centre of the Kelham Island community in Sheffield: bar, co-working hub, and -at the time of development- the largest foodhall in the north. Aside from all that, it’s an amazing re-use of a beautiful old industrial building with bags of character. We love it.
Urbana are instructed to take forward a previously refused scheme within Sheffield City Centre which comprises the demolition of existing buildings and erection of a Grade A office block with retail and leisure uses within Sheffield City Centre Conservation Area. Urbana will be submitting an application which comprises alterations to the scheme, including the removal of a storey, whilst robustly demonstrating that the development is positive for the city and that it carries with it the narrative of both the impetus of redevelopment that the Heart of the City scheme has successfully achieved as well as the requirement for Grade A Net Zero Carbon office space in order to attract and retain key business in the city.
Farm Road is an exciting new Build to Rent scheme in Sheffield City Centre that pushes the boundaries of design quality in its location. Urbana are liaising with architects and other consultants to manage the application process from start to finish through the planning system and deliver a successful scheme.
Representing a key step in the regeneration of the post-industrial area surrounding this site, this PRS scheme will see the delivery of 500 apartments centred around a new public square and a 20-storey tower. This tower will be topped with a unique glazed brick, intimately linking the building to the industrial heritage of the site and representing a striking entrance to the city centre at its key northern gateway.
Building sustainable family housing in appropriate locations is just as important as densifying our urban centres, and this scheme does this in a beautiful manner, being sensitive to the surrounding built form and natural environment.
We loved working on this fantastic repurposing of an unattractive office block, creating new homes and office space, and hugely improving the appearance of the building to tie it into the surrounding heritage assets.
We are instructed to deliver an exciting scheme comprising the demolition of existing industrial buildings and the erection of a part 4, 10 and 18 storey buildings to deliver 144 residential apartments in Sheffield’s Devonshire Quarter. The scheme has been underpinned by extensive discussion with officers at Sheffield City Council to guide and shape the proposals in this prolific location and to increase the residential offer in Sheffield’s city centre.
We worked hard in partnership with Runnymede Borough Council for years to bring forward this part-brownfield site out of a needless Green Belt designation, to be released for residential development enabling beautiful and sustainable family housing, in a fantastic location in Surrey.