Cemetery Road

Sheffield, UK

Sector

Residential

Catalogue

Cemetery Road is a 3600 sqm new build mixed-use scheme sited one mile southwest of Sheffield City centre. The project is the second undertaken for the client of the successful Sinclair Building in the city. The site borders the local conservation area to the south and east and is located within an established inner suburb, adjacent to the Sheffield General Cemetery.

This high density project comprises nine townhouses flanking a raised courtyard garden, all above a shared semi basement car park, located to take advantage of the sloping site. Three commercial units at ground level with six apartments and an 180sqm penthouse above are located within a four-storey block that fronts Cemetery Road and provides the public face of the scheme.

The internal arrangements of the two blocks of houses are configured to maximise privacy between neighbours with the principal habitable rooms of the easterly block facing the staircases and ancillary accommodation to the rear across the courtyard. Both house types are designed with dynamic cross sections and make a generous provision of balcony and roof terrace areas.

The elevations addressing the conservation area are clad in locally sourced traditional sandstone; a material that was widely used throughout the city in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. We have juxtaposed the rough hewn riven face of the stone with bright anodized aluminium and black stained batten on board cladding to hint at the more radical architectural language within the courtyard. Here materials are composed to more tectonic effect and express the configuration of spaces of the houses and flats.

The project won a RIBA National Award, a Civic Trust Award, British Homes Award Apartment Building of the Year and a Yorkshire White Rose Award.

Awards

Housing Design Awards

Completed Schemes

Short-listed

10 April 2011

RIBA

National Award

Winner

09 April 2011

Civic Trust Awards

Civic Trust Awards

Winner

15 March 2011

Sheffield Design Awards

Residential Award

Winner

10 February 2011

British Homes Awards

Apartment Building of the Year

Winner

07 July 2010

RIBA

Yorkshire White Rose Awards

Gold Award Winner

19 May 2010

RIBA

Yorkshire White Rose Awards

Housing Award Winner

19 April 2010

Housing Design Awards

Exhibition of Excellence

Short-listed

08 April 2008

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Related news

Sheffield Housing Expo 2016

Project Orange was delighted to participate in the Sheffield Civic Trust Housing Exhibition last week. Cemetery Road was included as an award-winning case study, aiming to demonstrate how innovative design can help to transform forgotten parts of the city into new residential neighbourhoods.

Shoreham Street Wins Best Building Award

We are delighted to announce that our Shoreham Street project has won the Best Building Award at the Sheffield Civic Trust 2012 Awards!

RIBA Awards: Cemetery Road Wins Its 6th Award!

This hugely successful project has just been awarded a RIBA National Award for the Yorkshire region.

Civic Trust Awards: Cemetery Road is a Winner

We are delighted to announce that from 333 national and international entries, Cemetery Road is among projects that have been successful in the 2011 Civic Trust Awards.

Sheffield Design Awards: Cemetery Road Wins Residential Award

This month Cemetery Road has won yet again. The project was named Best Residential Building at the Sheffield Design Awards.

Cemetery Road Wins Awards

It was announced on Friday that Project Orange has scooped two top prizes at the RIBA Yorkshire White Rose Awards 2010.

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