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Sheffield United get permission for stadium apartments plan

Sheffield United get permission for stadium apartments plan

Some fans of Sheffield United will soon get the chance to say the team is literally playing at home, after planning permission was granted for a residential development at the corner of the club's Bramall Lane stadium.
 
The club's plan involves the construction of Boundary Corner, a four-storey development with three floors of apartments on top of the club shop. The name harks back to the days when the venue was also used for county cricket matches.  
 
Permission has also been given for an adjacent mixed-use development at Chaucer Yard, which includes a Grade II-listed building that was once a cutlery workshop. 
 
The club is working with Scarborough International Properties and architects WCEC on the developments, with other plans including an eight-storey development on nearby Cherry Street next to the Copthorne Hotel and two more apartment blocks containing 52 homes on the corner of John Street and Shoreham Street.
 
As well as developing property at and around the stadium, there are also plans to expand one of the stands with an extra 3,200 seats, plus a business centre underneath. 
 
Club director Simon McCabe said: "The corner site we are developing could fulfil a dream for some of our supporters - a chance to live at the home of football! It will also enable the club to expand the Superstore into a 21st century retail outlet."
 
The block will contain 45 flats and the superstore will measure 6,600 sq ft.
 
When the ground was used for cricket it had stands on only three sides, with the space on the other being used as the outfield in the summer. As well as being used for Yorkshire home games, it hosted a Test match in 1902. The dual usage of Bramall Lane continued until 1973.
 
The news comes at a time when the club has been progressing on the field, gaining promotion to the Championship last month. That means the club can look forward to derby games against Sheffield Wednesday next season.

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