Sharrow Point

Sharrow Point

Sharrow Point, street view

Architect: Project Orange

Client: Neaversons

Photographer: Gareth Gardner

Project Orange's high density scheme of townhouses, apartments and commercial units has been achieved at the remarkable cost of just £1000 per square metre and it doesn’t show. Yorkshire stone is used where the buildings face a neighbouring conservation area, but turn a corner and the palette changes to white render, black-stained timber and pre-patinated zinc.

But perhaps the greatest interest lies in the house-plans. Both types are designed with dynamic cross sections with generous balconies and terraces but one type uses a  promenade route which meanders through the house, producing dramatic views and avoiding over-looking. Pulling the stair close to the gable end also makes for close connection with the courtyard. This is a refreshing departure from the typical suburban development in Sheffield.

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