Creative Solutions for Student Places

Last week, 29th November, we were thrilled to attend the official opening of “The Elements”, a new generation of student accommodation for Sheffield Hallam University.

We represented the developers through the planning application process which faced a number of complex challenges.

The developers were proposing major change to a site located in the John Street conservation area, which is unique for the level of industrial heritage it possesses, and it was critical to ensure the whole process was managed sensitively. This was particularly the case when we were pushing the boundaries in terms of design, density and height, on a constrained site in a highly sensitive townscape.

Working with a talented team and having developed a strong concept justified in planning and design terms before approaching the local authority we were able to engage collaboratively with Sheffield City Council to deliver a successful planning permission quickly. We started the planning process in 2015 and in September of 2018 The Elements opened its doors.

Crowley Associates are experts in Town Planning consulting, specialising in the development of challenging places in the urban area.