Aparthotel plans submitted for Sheffield listed building

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UK: Pinebridge Estates has submitted full planning and listed applications for two separate schemes for a Grade II listed building in Sheffield city centre.

14 East Parade could be converted in to an aparthotel or residential apartments.

The building was constructed in 1825-26 as a boys charitable/bluecoat school, and was designed by Woodhead & Hurst. The school had ceased operating by 1954 when the building was separated into various office units. It was most recently used as an Industrial Tribunals Court but has been vacant for four years.

Planning permission is sought for the conversion and refurbishment of the building, including a rooftop extension, to create 17 residential units. A mix of studio, one- and two-bed properties are planned. The two schemes cover the use of the redeveloped building as either apartments or an aparthotel.

A design and access statement accompanying the plans said: "The proposals have minimised the need for alteration to the exterior and therefor the impact on the Conservation Area is minimal. The interior is largely modern, and the proposed alterations do not alter the character of the interior, rather enhance it by removing modern interventions. The ‘minor adverse’ impact on the building… is balanced and offset by the act of bringing this vacant and deteriorating building back into use and protecting its long term future."

It added: "The scheme would result in the productive reuse of the historic building whilst also delivering economic benefits to the town centre."

The project team includes Purcell (architect, heritage consultant and principal designer), Cavendish Bloor (quantity surveyor), Crookes Walker Consulting (MEP), and Cundalls (structural, civils and fire engineering).

 

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