Brownell Street, Sheffield


The development proposal at Brownell Street, Sheffield comprises 284 new build high quality residential apartments for the Private Rent Sector (133 two bedroom, 139 one bedroom and 12 studio units) and a 1700 ft² commercial unit.

The site location sits within a Conservation Area with significant Grade II* listed metal working industrial buildings located adjacent to the development.  The scheme forms the final component in the regeneration of the Well Meadow area of Sheffield City Centre and has been designed to enhance the relationship of the site with a strong, rationale and well detailed façade providing a sympathetic backdrop to the adjacent Conservation Area.

The two development blocks re-instate the historical urban fabric of Brownell Street, with back edge of footpath footprints, predominantly textured red facing brick facades, with upper floors clad in bronze coloured rainscreen cladding, deliberately chosen as a palette of materials to enhance the simplicity of the large scale blocks and harmonise with the historic context.

The scheme has been designed for one of the first dedicated private rented sector buildings in Sheffield and will be managed and maintained a long term operator.

Sector: PRS
Architect / Lead Consultant: MCAU
Landscape: MCAU
Client: Panacea
Planning Consultant: Zerum
Project Manager & QS: Zerum
MEP: Zerum
Structural Engineer: Curtins
Fire Engineer: Omega Fire
Heritage Consultant: Turleys