Crosslane Student accommodation topping out ceremony at the Brass Founders site, Scotland Street, Sheffield

Crosslane Student Developments, part of the Crosslane Group, has celebrated the topping out event of its Brass Founders development at Scotland Street, Sheffield.

The ceremony was conducted by Robert Goulsbra, development manager, Crosslane Student Developments, and Will Prew, contracts manager, Create Construction.

The property comprises three new residential blocks of six, seven and eight storeys, with solar panels on the roof and outbuildings that will have a green “living” roof. The high specification brick and glass façade with a U-shaped formation creates a large private landscaped courtyard in which residents can study, collaborate and socialise.  

Of the 437 beds, 144 will be high specification self-contained studio apartments and 293 premium en-suite bedrooms in clusters of up to six bedrooms, sharing a lounge, kitchen and dining area. There will be a washer/dryer in every kitchen throughout the building, superfast 250MB broadband and Wi-Fi throughout and a range of regular social activities such as cooking sessions, health classes, games and competitions.

The property will have a large communal space on the ground floor, which has been zoned into different areas including a games zone, onsite gym, cinema/multi-media room, study zone and meeting hubs. Separately, there is a luxury kitchen and 18-seater dining area complete with Bluetooth speakers for the exclusive use of residents choosing one of the spacious studios.

To enable students to experience the high quality of the finished property, a marketing suite and show flats have been created within the building which were unveiled at the event and where the Prime Student Living team will be on hand to provide information and take bookings.

These are in addition to existing show flats at 294-296 Glossop Road, directly opposite the University of Sheffield New Spring House building, conveniently located just two minutes’ walk from the University of Sheffield Student Union. 

Sheffield is home to over 60,000 students studying at its two popular higher education institutions, the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University. The property is situated on Scotland Street to the north of the city centre and is within five minutes’ walk of the University of Sheffield International College building and within 15 minutes’ walk of both university main campus buildings. The city centre and all its amenities are within 10 minutes’ walk.

Robert Goulsbra, development manager of Crosslane Student Developments, said: “The development of Brass Founders in the St Vincent’s Quarter of Sheffield is on time and on budget for practical completion ahead of the 2017/2018 academic year and is already generating a high level of interest and bookings.

The high-specification purpose-built student accommodation development is located a short walk to the main campus building of both of Sheffield’s Universities and the city centre.”

Will Prew, contracts manager, Create Construction, said: “We are delighted that the project is making excellent progress. A great deal of planning, effort and determination by all involved has ensured that the development is on track and on budget for opening in time for the 2017/18 academic year.”

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