‘Steel City’ Hollis Croft, Sheffield


The scheme is a 324 bed student accommodation project for the new specialist student brand, Future Generation.
The high end accommodation consists of seven new build blocks, the refurbishment of the Listed Vincent House, which provides 11 beds, and the retention of the existing Toledo Works building, which is included and integrated into one of the blocks. The project site has undergone extensive archaeology investigations, with the construction phase commencing in January 2018, for a late summer 2019 completion.

The new build blocks are of light gauge steel frame construction, predominantly brick clad with aluminium windows with green, brown roofs and slate roof coverings to existing pitched roofs.

To produce both heat and electricity in a single process a CHP boiler has been installed ensuring improved efficiency of fuel use shared between the 8 buildings. Due to the high density coverage of the site there are minimal external works but where present high quality landscaping and paving is installed.