PLATFORM_ Sheffield Build to Rent scheme tops out

Winvic and PLATFORM_ mark the topping out and completion of its first show apartment at PLATFORM_ Sheffield Build to Rent development.

The Winvic team at PLATFORM_ Sheffield, at the highest point of the building at level 14 | BTR News
The Winvic team at PLATFORM_ Sheffield, at the highest point of the building at level 14.

Winvic Construction Ltd and PLATFORM_ held a ceremony to mark the topping out of PLATFORM_ Sheffield, a Build to Rent development located on Sylvester Street in the city centre. The occasion also marked the completion of the first show apartment.

Welcoming guests to PLATFORM_ Sheffield, Winvic provided a tour – including the completed show apartment – to showcase the schemes progress. Guests also had the opportunity to enjoy the breath-taking views of the city and beyond from the highest point of the building at level 14. Winvic then arranged for attendees and members of the site team to sign a horizontal steel beam installed in one of the seventh-floor apartments as a permanent acknowledgement of the teamwork that has gone into constructing the apartments.

L to R: Jean-Marc Vandevivere, CEO and Matt Willcock, Development Director at PLATFORM_ | BTR News
L to R: Jean-Marc Vandevivere, CEO and Matt Willcock, Development Director at PLATFORM_.

“Project milestones are important to our teams and clients alike, and in getting together we were able to celebrate our one team approach by signing a horizontal steel beam. Completion of the first apartment is a significant point in the contract as it sets the benchmark of the quality we will deliver. Throughout our projects with PLATFORM_, we have shared the same vision and a collaborative approach to iterate and improve the design guide to enhance the smooth operation of the building once complete. We look forward to continuing with progress on the building and revealing the completed elevations in the New Year.”

Mark Jones, Director of Multi-room, Winvic

PLATFORM_ Sheffield will be integrated into the city centre via a new public walkway along the Porter Brook. The scheme will deliver 335 thoughtfully designed Build to Rent apartments, with inspiring interiors combined with the latest advances in technology. Amenities include a residents’ lounge, private dining room, gym and three roof terraces on levels 7, 12 and 13. The scheme is due to complete in June 2023.

CGI of PLATFORM_ Sheffield on Sylvester Street | BTR News
CGI of PLATFORM_ Sheffield on Sylvester Street.

“We’re delighted to achieve these key development milestones at PLATFORM_ Sheffield. We have built a strong working relationship with Winvic, and the progress made is testament to our collaborative approach. This city centre site was vacant for over ten years, so we are particularly pleased to be able to bring it back into use to provide much needed rental accommodation for Sheffield. We are excited about launching this building in 2023 and setting new standards for both service and apartment quality for our new residents.”

Matt Willcock, Development Director, PLATFORM_

Earlier this year, Winvic and PLATFORM_ undertook a similar topping out ceremony at PLATFORM_ Cardiff, the first project which they have worked on together. The city centre scheme comprises 206 Build to Rent apartments which will be handed over by Winvic to PLATFORM_ within the next two months.