High-end student development in a sought-after student hotspot.
A truly boutique student residence, Dunfields presents a unique concept in private student accommodation to Sheffield’s surplus student population. Located in the trendy Kelham Island district, Dunfields as a premier student property will fit comfortably among the trendy new-build apartments and listed buildings which are a main feature of the area.
With access to private parking and secure bicycle storage, in addition to outdoor gym equipment in the communal garden area, students living at Dunfields can experience all the perks of big-city living right on their doorstep.
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.