A former urban brownfield site in Sheffield city centre, that was the original Kangaroo Works is being developed into a 14-storey residential development that comprises of 365 residential apartments and five commercial units. Hoard-it installed 290LM of steel hoarding panels with 5M vehicle gates, powder coated outer steels and gates for Henry Boot Construction. The construction site hoarding solution was designed to match the company’s branding. The site was originally home to Robert Sorby and Sons, makers of edge tools in Sheffield, nicknamed the Kangaroo Works because of the kangaroo trademark.
The unique brick façade of the building takes inspiration from Sheffield’s industrial heritage of the original Kangaroo Works, and this project is a key part of the Heart of the City masterplan for regeneration. The masterplan involves connecting workspace, headquarters to start-up studios, a living mix of apartments and townhouses, with streets and lanes lined with places to shop, eat, drink and socialise. The project will create 1.5 million square feet of newly designed or repurposed buildings, surrounded by regenerated streets and public spaces, including a new urban park for the city.
Despite the urban nature of the Kangaroo Works development, high-quality landscaping will be provided within the courtyard alongside a sustainable rain garden. The development also directly connects to Pound’s Park, a major new outdoor public park in the city centre, which was also delivered by Henry Boot Construction.
The development, expected to be completed in 2023, has now reached the stage where potential residents can tour, reserve, and customise individual apartments to take them off the market. With different styles of fully furnished 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, the development offers a variety of options to suit a range of individuals and families. This will bring much needed new housing to the centre of Sheffield.
While under construction, Hoard-it installed 290LM of steel hoarding panels with 5M vehicle gates, powder coated outer steels and gates for Henry Boot Construction.