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Sheffield’s Council Leader and Chief Executive visit London Rd development

POSTED: 25/03/2024


Cllr Tom Hunt, Leader of Sheffield Council and Chief Executive Kate Josephs recently joined us on a visit to view progress on our £8.2m development of 51 new affordable homes at London Road close to Sheffield city centre.

Delivered in partnership with Beluga Group Ltd, the site occupies a prominent location in Sheffield city centre. Formerly a used car sales forecourt, the London Road site will provide much needed affordable housing close to the city centre delivering 51 homes made up of one and two-bedroom apartments available for social rent.

Part funded by Homes England, London Road’s red-brick design celebrates the history of the area, linking back to the terrace properties that once occupied the site and Sheffield’s industrial heritage. Designed to a very high quality, the scheme includes environmental features that will reduce the cost-in-use for customers and make it a very attractive place to live.

Cllr Hunt and was joined by our Chief Executive, Matthew Harrison and Paul Duffy, Managing Director at Beluga Group to view progress at the site.

Commenting on the visit, Matthew Harrison, our Chief Executive, said:

We’re delighted to have had the opportunity to show Cllr. Hunt around the new site at London Road. This development will transform a derelict space into much-needed affordable homes close to Sheffield city centre. We’re particularly pleased to be bringing high environment credentials to the site which will enhance the affordability for customers and ensure a sustainable scheme in a fantastic location.

Our commitment to building additional affordable housing remains unwavering. As members of the South Yorkshire Housing Partnership, we collaborate closely with local authorities to address housing priorities.

The demand for affordable accommodation in the area is high, and we’re confident that our development will significantly contribute to alleviating the shortage of affordable housing.”

Cllr Tom Hunt, Leader of Sheffield City Council, added:

It was fantastic to visit the new development on London Road and see the construction of 51 new affordable homes. We are committed to increasing the supply of new, affordable homes in our city and we will work with partners in the public and private sector to make this happen.

Sheffield is a city on the up and we are working hard to drive up housebuilding and regenerate parts of our city, providing 20,000 new homes along with the transformation of major areas of the city centre including our £470million development at Heart of the City. The work taking place on London Road will give those who will occupy the much-needed affordable homes the chance to live and work in the city for decades to come.

The external brickwork in ongoing and the internal fit out is well under way, with completion anticipated in Summer 2024.