Bespoke student apartments close to Sheffield's universities.
Bento is a truly unique student development which sits close to Sheffield city centre and the local universities. The development is made up of a collection of five bedroom townhouses which are each split up into five separate, yet linked, student apartments. The 40 luxury dwellings that make up Bento all come with roof terraces or balconies and secure parking, as well as hi-tech kitchen, bespoke artwork and carefully selected furniture to give residents a premium living experience. In addition, the whole development achieved Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3, making it one of the more eco-friendly developments found in Sheffield.
In addition, the local area is perfect for the many student residents keen to live in high-quality rental accommodation such as those provided by Bento. A full range of shops can be found within walking distance, and the city centre is also only a short walk or tram journey away. The University of Sheffield is close by as well which is perfect for the tenants at Bento.
This was a great project to work on but one that came with a set of very specific challenges. Not only was there the site’s past, which everybody was determined had to be preserved, but there was also the fact that we had to create two family homes in what is actually quite a small space. We came up with a design that filled all Nik and Jon’s wishes, a brilliantly contemporary pair of properties that also pays tribute to the story of the site and, through the use of materials, to the bigger story of Sheffield’s industrial heritage.
The 80-metre dam, which once provided power for the corn mill, has also been cleaned and restored, providing a haven for kingfishers and other wildlife.