Our site is positioned within the Broomhill conservation area and occupies a prominent position on the outskirts of Sheffield city centre which is flanked by a row of listed 19th Century terraces and townscape Merit. The site had previously housed a single-story brick-built café surround by a brick-built pier and steel infill boundary fence which has been designated as being of merit within a recent conservation appraisal.
The development aims to transform the site to house 11 No. high quality one and two bed dwellings over 4 stories, whilst respecting the existing streetscapes along Glossop Road and Clarkehouse Road.
The form of the building has been influenced by the site’s constraints - We stepped the building back, away from the boundary line, aligning with the adjacent terraces. This was intended to ensure the character of the relationship between the terraces and their front gardens was maintained. The two main facades were then linked with a curve tracking the shape of the boundary. The main entrance protrudes forward of the façade, creating a prominent entrance and assisting with wayfinding.
The materiality of the building took reference from the adjacent buildings, with the main facades matching the red brick of the listed terraces and the standing seam cladding aligning in colour with the steel boundary fencing. As a feature, vertically stacked stretcher bond brickwork panels link window openings, with extruded Flemish bond brickwork to the entrance zone aiming to provide a contemporary feel whilst using a limited material palette.