A new 15-storey building providing almost 250 student beds could be constructed in Sheffield if newly submitted plans get the go-ahead. DLP Planning, on behalf of Hermes Great Estate, has applied to Sheffield City Council for a development on Queens Road on the outskirts of the city centre. The applicant’s proposal is for a luxury development of studio and en-suite student apartments, to be known as Queens Court.
Approval is sought for the construction of three blocks, the tallest standing at 15 storeys. In total, 245 student bed spaces would be provided, with 37 six-bed cluster flats and 23 studios. A common room, gym, laundry room, reception space and office unit would be created on the ground floor, with a car park also provided for use by management staff and disabled students.
The site is currently occupied by Whitehall Financial Independent (WFI House), which would be demolished under the plans, and is opposite the Grosvenor Casino.