Future Generation - ‘Steel City’ Hollis Croft, Sheffield


A 324-bed student accommodation project undertaken in partnership with 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. Prior to project commencement, the site underwent extensive archaeology investigations.


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.

Social Value and Environmental 

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