Placefirst has submitted a planning application that could transform a long-term vacant site into a new, purpose-built rental community of 113 family homes. The project submitted to Sheffield City Council features a mix of three and four-bedroom family homes off Skye Edge Avenue. The site, located in a prominent position overlooking Sheffield city centre, has been awaiting redevelopment since 2005. Subject to planning approval and enabling works, Placefirst aim to commence construction in early 2019, working with an in-house contractor, Placefirst Construction.
David Smith-Milne, Managing Director of Placefirst commented: "The homes proposed for Skye Edge will set a new benchmark in private renting for the families of Sheffield. Through our build-to-rent approach not only will we create best-in-class homes, but we will also compliment those homes with professionally managed outdoor spaces where neighbours can socialise and a community can flourish. More families are renting than ever before and the need for a reliable, quality offer has never been greater. Our homes offer a genuine, high-quality alternative for working families priced out of the housing market, or who prefer to the flexibility of renting."