Beech Holdings gains planning approval for Sheffield Gardens BTR

Developer Beech Holdings secures planning permission for its Sheffield Gardens Build to Rent development in Sheffield.

Beech Holdings' Sheffield Gardens development has been given the go-ahead | BTR News
Beech Holdings' Sheffield Gardens development has been given the go-ahead.

Manchester-based award-winning developer Beech Holdings has secured planning permission for its Sheffield Gardens Build to Rent scheme on Meadow Street.

The development has a gross development value of £55m and will deliver 158 homes in a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments. Sheffield Gardens is the second development that is outside of the developer’s home city, demonstrating the company’s commitment to becoming a national developer.

Residents will benefit from several amenities include a large, private gym, external landscaped courtyard, and roof-top gardens. Beech Holdings has achieved 100% bio-diversity net gain through the inclusion of external amenity and bird/bat boxes to promote and encourage nature.

“This is a significant development for Beech Holdings, our very first in Yorkshire and second outside of our home city of Manchester. It demonstrates our commitment to deliver exceptional apartments across the UK’s regional cities as we grow to be a national developer. Our company has a 20-year history of delivering exceptional apartment developments and I’m thrilled to be able to offer local people in Sheffield that same standard. We always look to regenerate where we can; this unused and unloved commercial site is in exactly the location we want to breathe new life into. We’ll be creating over 100 immediate jobs for the construction phase, and we’ll have a permanent staff of at least 10 to deliver residents a premium level of service and maintenance.”

Stephen Beech, CEO, Beech Holdings

The Sheffield Gardens scheme has been supported by architect Leach Rhodes Walker, consultants The Cummings Group, sustainability experts Hydrock and planning consultants Urbana. Works will begin in Q4 2024 with the demolition of the current dilapidated and unused commercial buildings on site.

The scheme will remain in the long-term control of the Beech Holdings’ Group, with full property management and a commitment to the community with at least 10 permanent jobs created, alongside the 100+ jobs created in the construction phase.

“We are actively looking at other sites in Sheffield, we feel we can offer the standard of accommodation that local people desire. We’ll be getting to work quickly in the final quarter of this year.”

Neil Baumber, Development Director, Beech Holdings

Beech Holdings has a 20-year history of delivering exceptional quality, sustainable homes for Greater Manchester, with a particular strength in designing apartments that suit young professionals’ and graduates’ lifestyles that are passive to emissions

The company has its first scheme in Newcastle due for completion this summer and has great ambitions to be a major player in the UK residential development sector. This brings the total number of apartments delivered or in planning to over 1,000 across Sheffield, Newcastle and Manchester.