Plans for the first Sky-House Co development in Sheffield city centre have been submitted to Sheffield City Council.

The site at Egerton Street site, currently occupied by the now vacant former Stokes Tiles warehouse will, subject to council approval, see the development 50 properties, including 30 three and four bedroom Sky-House homes and 20 one bedroom apartments, along with two commercial units.

The application has been submitted to Sheffield Council by CODA Planning and Sky-House Co director David Cross predicts that the development could give a £9 million boost to the city economy.

The Sky-House version of the Victorian back-to-back house, created by the award-winning architects at Sheffield’s CODA Studios, includes such features as bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, open plan kitchen/diners and private roof gardens accessed from a private study area.

Outside there is courtyard parking, communal play areas and private patios for each home owner.

The development will be carbon neutral during construction and will have the latest eco features, including SFS steel frame structure, air source heat recovery pumps and PV solar panels, converting sunlight into electricity by the photovoltaic process.

“Following the Sky-House Co success at Waverley and major developments in Oughtibridge and Stocksbridge, we are confident that now is the ideal time to bring Sky-House to Sheffield city centre and Egerton Street is the ideal location,” said Sky-House director David Cross.

“The development is aimed at families and urbanites and even though it is so central, it actually sits within the Silverdale School catchment area.

“We also believe the development will provide a £9m boost for the local economy and create lots of local opportunities within our ‘buy-local’ ethos alongside new apprenticeships and jobs.

“This is a project that will deliver a true family housing development and one that could bring real sense of regeneration too.

“The Sky-House aim has always been to provide affordable beautiful and unusual homes for the first time buyer and families and we believe that is exactly what we are achieving.”