Luxury living in Sheffield
Palatine Gardens is a new residential apartment concept situated in Shalesmoor, a trendy area of Sheffield within walking distance of the city centre and the popular area of Kelham Island. This innovative development is comprised of 54 apartments, including seven premium studio apartments. The apartments at Palatine Gardens provide residents with high-end fixtures and furnishings, whilst including a stunning enclosed garden and secure bicycle storage.
The local Shalesmoor area is a peaceful retreat for tenants away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, but still within easy walking distance. In addition, the local Supertram light railway stop will allow residents to traverse Sheffield with ease. Sheffield itself is one of the UK’s buy-to-let hotspots thanks to its mix of emerging industries and a high proportion of its population being the sort of skilled young professionals who are desperate to live in high quality rental apartments. There is currently a lack of this type of accommodation in the city and Palatine Gardens is perfectly placed to fill that gap.
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.