This project is the refurbishment of the former five storey Sheffield Star building (consisting offices, editorial, press, printing and distribution centre) into student accommodation with 250 rooms. The building has also been extended by the addition of a single storey floor on top of the existing building. The building is both steel and concrete frame. The project is conveniently located in Sheffield City centre and is within the Cathedral Conservation Area.
We were involved at planning stage with works including the review and detailed investigation of the existing structure, and the design of new elements including the additional floor. During planning, we provided a flood risk assessment and drainage strategy. We worked with Yorkshire Water and submitted a Section 106 drainage application as well as Section 278 works.