We are pleased to have secured permission, for a 3 storey block of modular classrooms for the University of Sheffield. Permission for the Modular Village was due to expire from its original 5 year temporary permission and an extended period of time for use had to be negotiated with the Local Planning Authority.
The proposals sought to establish a further 5 years of use to allow the teaching function for the Engineering departments to continue until a more permanent solution is in place as part of wider Faculty investment in projects such as the St George’s Heartspace and Royce Discovery Centre which DLP Planning Ltd are also working on. The Modular Village was installed to provide the temporary decant/growth space required to facilitate the Faculty of Engineering’s Estates Development Framework (EEDF). The timeframe for delivering the various projects that make up the framework has been extended due to a complex set of circumstances including planning decisions, construction management and investment programmes.
Whilst allocated in the UDP as a business area, the site around the Modular Village has transformed substantially and is now widely established as part of the University. DLP Planning Ltd. put forward the case that the retention of the modular village assisted in delivering the educational aspirations of the University of Sheffield and support their ongoing investment within the city and successfully obtained permission.