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Report - Newbank House, Sheffield - May 2015

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  1. WildBoyz

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    Newbank House is a new luxury student development that is currently being constructed in Sheffield City Centre. Fortis Developments, a UK based property development company that specialises in supplying student accommodation properties, are the sole investors of the scheme. Once completed, the development will contain 72 newly renovated studio and 1-bedroom apartment. It is estimated that the project will be ready for business in July 2015, ready for the September 2015 intake of students. The developers boast that the new complex will be state of the art, featuring a TV/cinema room, gymnasium, separate entertainment lounge, bike storage, onsite security and laundry facilities.

    Needless to say, Sheffield’s skyline has been well and truly explored recently by Kaplan, Tablets, Jazzywheelz and a number of others, so, when it came to finding a roof that’s not – to my knowledge – been investigated yet, it was quite a challenge. But, and I’m emphasising the buttyness of the but here, I think we found one! After wandering around Sheffield for a while, revisiting some old rooftops we’ve done before, we noticed some fresh territory; something we’d not had the opportunity to try before. And so, eager for a fresh challenge, we set off in the direction of the newfound target. Despite the mutual feeling of concern between ourselves, that it was still too light to be climbing scaffolding at a random hour above a main road; having underestimated how long it takes to get dark in the UK, the desire to climb something got the better of us. Moments later we were climbing as quickly as we could, hoping a police car wouldn’t be the next to pass us on the road. Luckily, it didn’t take too long to reach the top.

    After we’d ascended I found it a little disappointing since we discovered that the scaffolding poles do in fact stretch up high beyond the base of the roof, making it incredibly difficult to eliminate them from photos, and it was also somewhat flooded meaning that we had to tread carefully to avoid getting wet. However, after a bit of a wander around we soon discovered a raised section and I was able to get a couple of shots of the main town hall just as it was growing dark. On the whole it was a decent bit of roof, offering some different views of Sheffield that I’ve not seen before.

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    Haha, fuck. I think that's the same one. My search to find an unexplored rooftop in Sheff goes on :p
     
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    Cracking stuff what a cool view,
    Thanks for sharing :thumb
     
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    Sorry fella, definitely Sovereign House :)
    Did wonder if anyone would be tempted by all that lovely scaffold though! Good effort.
     
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    cheers for sharing pal looks like a cracking view from up there
     
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    Haha, yeah. The roof looks very similar to your report :thumb. I wondering if it's two buildings in one perhaps? Says Newbank on the front. Or they scrapped Sovereign for Newbank.
     
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    Thanks :)

    Thanks for looking :thumb
     
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    It is two buildings, arranged around that central courtyard. Sov house is the northern and taller portion of the building, the main entrance of which is actually accessed through a glass tunnel from the southern side (Newbank?). Whilst they are seperate buildings in terms of usage/occupation, they share a staircase which exits onto Paradise Street.
     
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    Niiiiiiiiice, always like a good rooftop set and these are just lovely and sharp. Thanks for sharing :thumb
     
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    nice one. looks really good up there.
     
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    Ah, yeah that makes sense. It's a pretty large building.
     
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    Nice ones mate :thumb
    Thought i recognised it :)

    That"s a challenge finding something the lads haven"t conquered since you went AWOL lol
     
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    Haha. Just went to experience the bush mate, and witness some of that great outdoors.
     
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    The arts tower is still up for grabs ;)
     
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