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PLATFORM_ Appoints Winvic to BTR Scheme
- July 14, 2021

Winvic Construction is designing and constructing a second city centre build-to-rent (BTR) project for PLATFORM_. The Winvic team has started at the site of the Sheffield scheme, with handover scheduled for summer 2023.

The development, located on Sylvester Street, Sheffield is located between The Moor shopping centre and the A61 ring road. It will comprise 335 apartments and feature community roof terraces, shared social space on the ground floor as well as two commercial spaces totalling 7,650 sq ft.

Winvic will also construct the seven- and fourteen-storey complexes using a steel frame together with car parking and cycle storage. The façade will be made up of three different types of brick built with projecting piers and header features, ensuring the external aesthetics keep with the surrounding area.

The BTR scheme which Winvic is currently working on for PLATFORM_ is located in Cardiff, and comprises 206 one- and two-bed apartments over two tower blocks. Work started at the site in January 2021 with the steel frames of the north and south towers being erected. Two commercial spaces which will total 6,500 sq ft will be located on the ground floor as well as 2,100 sq ft of shared residential space, including a lounge and gym.

Winvic will also fully fit out the apartments, create rooftop terraces and construct surface car parking for 39 vehicles and storage for 192 bikes.

Mark Jones, Winvic’s Director of Multi-room, said: “We’ve been working in partnership with PLATFORM_ for some time in preparation for both projects and we’ve built a strong relationship due to our shared vision of quality accommodation through good design that’s simply done right. With over 7,000 multi-room beds developed to date and a further 3,000 plus under construction, the expertise of our teams will make the road to handover a smooth one on these prestigious schemes.”

Matt Willcock, Development Director at PLATFORM_, commented: “We’re looking forward to launching both PLATFORM_ Sheffield and PLATFORM_ Cardiff. The buildings will not only help redevelop the local areas but will provide much needed housing to cope with high demand. Winvic has experience in delivering high-quality residential apartments and we are confident that they will be able to deliver our vision for these BTR developments.”

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