Winvic Construction to deliver two BTR schemes to PLATFORM_

Winvic Construction makes headway in delivering two Build to Rent schemes for PLATFORM_ in Sheffield and Cardiff.

Sylvester Street Build to Rent development, Sheffield - Winvic Construction | PLATFORM_ | BTR News
Sylvester Street Build to Rent development in Sheffield.

Winvic Construction is designing and constructing two Build to Rent schemes for PLATFORM_ in Sheffield and Cardiff. The scheme on Dumballs Road, Cardiff is currently under construction and moving at pace, and the company is breaking grounds on the scheme on Sylvester Street, Sheffield.

The Build to Rent development on Sylvester Street, Sheffield is located between The Moor shopping centre and the A61 ring road and is adjacent to Porter Brook. The scheme includes 335 apartments and two commercial spaces totalling 7,650 sq ft. Amenities include community roof terraces and shared social areas to the ground floor. Winvic Construction has started works on site and handover is expected in summer 2023.

Winvic Construction will construct the seven and fourteen-storey complexes of the Sheffield scheme using a steel frame together with car parking and covered cycle storage. The façade will be made up of three types of brick built with projecting piers and header features – ensuring the external aesthetics are in line with the surrounding area. Working with Sheffield City Council, a local artist will incorporate street furniture and artwork in and around the newly formed cycle way and footpath, which runs along the site adjacent to the Porter Brook – this will also include a viewing area over the brook.

“We’ve been working in partnership with PLATFORM_ for some time in preparation for both projects and we’ve built a strong relationship due to our shared vision of quality accommodation through good design that’s simply done right. With over 7,000 multi-room beds developed to date and a further 3,000 plus under construction, the expertise of our teams will make the road to handover a smooth one on these prestigious schemes.”

Mark Jones, Winvic’s Director of Multi-room
Dumballs Road Build to Rent scheme, Cardiff - Winvic Construction | PLATFORM_ | BTR News
Dumballs Road Build to Rent scheme in Cardiff.

Winvic Construction is also currently constructing a Build to Rent scheme on Dumballs Road, Cardiff. The scheme includes 206 fully fitted out homes – a mix of one and two bedroom apartments across two buildings. The ground floor will include two commercial spaces totalling 6,500 sq ft, and 2,100 sq ft of shared resident spaces which includes a lounge and gym. There will also be rooftop terraces, surface car parking for 39 vehicles and storage for 192 cycles. Works started on site in January 2021 and the steel frames of the north tower (climbing to eight and 12 storeys) and the south tower (reaching eight and nine storeys) have been erected. 

“We’re looking forward to launching both PLATFORM_ Sheffield and PLATFORM_ Cardiff. The buildings will not only help redevelop the local areas but will provide much needed housing to cope with high demand. Winvic has experience in delivering high quality residential apartments and we are confident that they will be able to deliver our vision for these Build to Rent developments.”

Matt Willcock, Development Director, PLATFORM_