Peak Architects, in collaboration with Sheffield City Council, has received planning approval on a new housing scheme in southeast Sheffield to assist in the Council’s approved Stock Increase Programme.
The Newstead General Housing scheme in Birley will provide 77 new homes and contribute to the Council’s mission to increase council housing by 3,100 homes by 2029. The houses will be built to a high standard, with high thermal performance to reduce energy bills and lifetime home features, enabling any required future adaptations to be incorporated easily and at low cost.
Councillor Paul Wood, Executive Member for Housing, Roads and Waste Management said:
“This is another important step towards our aim to provide much needed new housing for Sheffield. We are extremely proud to be leading on this project. The team involved has worked collaboratively to provide a housing development that will support the needs of the local community and which will integrate well into the surrounding area. It will undoubtably have a positive local economic impact.”
The secured scheme comprises of a mix of 2, 3 and 4 bed houses with off street parking and gardens, together with 1 bed & 2 bed apartments with communal gardens, balconies and allocated parking. The houses are arranged to provide a fresh, friendly and welcoming environment, with ease of access. Peak Architects worked closely with the council to deliver well considered contemporary homes which sit nicely within their surroundings.
In refining the material palette, architect Alex Erskine, explains:
“The selected light buff brickwork is a traditional and accessible material that ages well, thus creating a fresh and inviting environment with longevity built in. The articulation of the brick has been used in multiple ways to add texture and variety to the entire scheme.”
An example of this economical architectural detailing is illustrated in the garden areas and boundary walls using a hit and miss honeycomb brickwork with the simple brick windowsills bringing subtlety to this brickwork backdrop.
Peak Architects Director, Patrick Arends, states:
“We are extremely excited to be working with Sheffield City Council in the provision of high-quality, affordable family living and breathing new life into the area. Using our extensive residential expertise, combined with our passion for bespoke design, we are delighted to be playing an integral role in the enhancement of this existing community.”
Now that planning is secured the Newstead General Housing scheme will be tendered through the YOR Framework and commence on site in summer 2022, due for completion at the end of 2023.