05 Dec Winvic & PLATFORM_ mark the topping out and completion of first show apartment of the PLATFORM_ Sheffield Build-to-Rent development
Winvic Construction Ltd and PLATFORM_ held a ceremony to mark the topping out of PLATFORM_ Sheffield, a 335-apartment build-to-rent (BTR) development located in Sheffield city centre. The occasion also marked the completion of the first show apartment ahead of the scheduled completion of the development in June 2023.
Winvic welcomed guests to PLATFORM_ Sheffield – located on Sylvester Street – and provided a tour to showcase progress to date including the completed show apartment which will open to prospective residents in early 2023. Guests also had the chance to enjoy the breath-taking views of the city and beyond from the highest point of the building at level 14. Winvic then arranged for attendees and members of the site team to sign a horizontal steel beam installed in one of the seventh-floor apartments as a permanent acknowledgement of the teamwork that has gone into constructing the 335 thoughtfully designed apartments.
The living spaces at PLATFORM_ Sheffield combine inspiring interiors with the latest advances in technology. Residents will be able to enjoy shared social areas including a residents’ lounge, private dining room, gym and three roof terraces on levels 7, 12 and 13. The development will be integrated into the city centre via a new public walkway along the Porter Brook.
Mark Jones, Director of Multi-room at Winvic, commented: “Project milestones are important to our teams and clients alike, and in getting together we were able to celebrate our one team approach by signing a horizontal steel beam. Completion of the first apartment is a significant point in the contract as it sets the benchmark of the quality we will deliver. Throughout our projects with PLATFORM_, we have shared the same vision and a collaborative approach to iterate and improve the design guide to enhance the smooth operation of the building once complete. We look forward to continuing with progress on the building and revealing the completed elevations in the New Year.”
Matt Willcock, Development Director at PLATFORM_, added: “We’re delighted to achieve these key development milestones at PLATFORM_ Sheffield. We have built a strong working relationship with Winvic and the progress made is testament to our collaborative approach. This city centre site was vacant for over ten years, so we are particularly pleased to be able to bring it back into use to provide much needed rental accommodation for Sheffield. We are excited about launching this building in 2023 and setting new standards for both service and apartment quality for our new residents.”
Winvic and PLATFORM_ undertook a similar topping-out ceremony earlier this year at PLATFORM_ Cardiff, the first project which they have worked on together. PLATFORM_ Cardiff comprises 206 build-to-rent apartments located in Cardiff city centre and will be handed over by Winvic to PLATFORM_ within the next two months.