Construction starts on Kangaroo Works, Sheffield

Construction work has begun on the Kangaroo Works, Henry Boot Construction’s second major project secured under the Heart of the City scheme.

Friday, 14th May 2021, 4:37 pm
Kangaroo Works_Whittam Cox Architects

The design and build project has been commissioned by JV partners Angelo Gordon and Ridgeback Group and will see the creation of 365 high-quality residential apartments and five commercial units in Sheffield city centre.

With a peak of 14 storeys, the block has a unique brick façade supporting the industrial heritage of the original Kangaroo Works site, which the development now stands on. A central courtyard has been developed, with landscaping and a sustainable rain garden.

Tony Shaw, Director at Henry Boot Construction, said: “It is great to see our work starting on the site. We have significant expertise in delivering residential-led urban development projects, and we are committed to creating environmentally-friendly buildings where people can live and thrive.

Left to right: Dave Goddard, Tony Shaw, Chris Allen (Senior Development Manager - Ridgeback Group), Ian Lowson (Director - Whittam Cox Architects)

“As a major local employer, we will deliver life-changing social value outputs through our local supply chain, subcontractor orders with local businesses and site-specific employment and training initiatives.”

Sustainability is a key part of the regeneration project, which is designed by Whittam Cox Architects, with plans for the building to be connected to Sheffield’s District heating network, representing 75% of the energy generated from a low carbon source. There will be four electric vehicle charging points provided for public use.

Chris Allen, Senior Development Manager at Ridgeback Group, added: “Kangaroo Works is now undergoing an exciting phase in its development and we look forward to working with Henry Boot to deliver a key residential site within the HOTC II masterplan.”

The Kangaroo Works is due to be completed in early 2023 and is one of two significant projects Henry Boot Construction is currently building under the Heart of the City scheme.

The Cambridge Street Collective and Elshaw House are also located close by.