Sheffield development to create over 200 jobs

More than 200 jobs are set to be created with a new residential development in Sheffield city centre.

Developer Godwin Developments announced the acquisition of a one-acre site on the corner of Farm Road and Queens Road in the city, around five minutes walk from the railway station.

The residential BTR (build-to-rent) development is expected to create more than 200 jobs during construction and a further 30 permanent roles when it becomes operational.

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Developers said the scheme will form a significant part of the Sheffield Midland Station and Sheaf Valley Development and will comprise of over 300 BTR units.

The planned development

Stuart Pratt, group development director for Godwin Developments said: “We are absolutely delighted to have secured this highly desirable site, situated in the Sheaf Gardens area in Sheffield.

“It comes just two weeks after we announced plans for another significant project, currently under way in Stafford, that will see the construction of over 300 residential BTR homes in the Midlands.

“While mindful of the present circumstances, as a business we continue to remain focused on the future and plan for the rebound in our industry and the country.

“We look forward to working closely with local planners, the community and the city council to ensure this scheme provides the best possible opportunities for Sheffield.”

Ben Acheson, partner at Irwin Mitchell, added: “We are delighted to have supported Godwin Developments in acquiring the site at Farm Road, Sheffield.

"These are obviously difficult economic times, but this transaction shows there is still a market for quality assets, and it is great to see Godwin Developments showing the confidence to progress with the acquisition.

"A real good news story in the current climate.”