hlw Keeble Hawson helps Crossbow Developments with development of hi-tech Sheffield student accommodation

hlw Keeble Hawson has acted for Crossbow Developments over a £1.4 million hi-tech student accommodation plot in Sheffield.

The scheme, which is part of a regeneration scheme for the city’s Kelham Island area, has seen Crossbow develop eight highly distinctive five-bedroom hi-tech houses, with gardens and roof terraces for modern, minimalist student accommodation.

After acquiring the land for the 13,500 sq ft new build, hlw Keeble Hawson’s property team managed all sale processes, with commercial property solicitor, Clare Darwood, granting eight long leases of 300 years for each property in time for students to move in at the start of the new academic year.

The new build is the latest in a raft of schemes that Crossbow Developments has commissioned hlw Keeble Hawson for. The firm acted on two earlier Kelham Island student accommodation projects along with another Henry Street development of 47 eco-friendly, state of the art, cabin-style units and 18 individual plots at Dunfields.

Crossbow Developments CEO, David Cross said: “We’re continuing our focus on student developments at Kelham Island and other Sheffield brownfield sites continues, with hlw Keeble Hawson providing expert support. We can trust the firm to deliver when handling the often complex transactions that will transform the city into a prime location for modern urban living.

Richard Smith, partner and head of hlw Keeble Hawson’s commercial property team, added: “This landmark development is an eye-catching addition to Sheffield’s transformed former industrial heartland where Crossbow Developments has already contributed towards Kelham Island’s Sunday Times rating as one of the best places to live in Britain.”

Pictured: David Cross of Crossbow Developments and Clare Darwood of hlw Keeble Hawson