land overlooking central Sheffield. The flats were initially built between 1957 and 1961. By the 1990s they were in decline and largely abandoned. Kier has been constructing phase 3 of the refurbishments to convert this block into modern student accommodation. This comprises of 74 unique townhouse-style units to accommodate 356 new student bedrooms. It also includes new commercial space for use by residents and the local community.
The development of the flats was carried out with respect to the original design and in line with Historic England guidelines for the Grade II-listed building. Extensive concrete repairs were required with window replacements, new partition walling, and the addition of new services.
The project has also brought additional benefits to Sheffield in the form of social value and investing in communities where Kier provided work experience, supported apprenticeships, and utilised local labour wherever possible.
Five community volunteer activities
10 new employment opportunities
Two new apprentices
33 educational activities / site visits
Eight work experience placements
88 apprentice weeks