We’re always looking for new areas to build beautiful and affordable homes. So we were delighted to have the opportunity to work in partnership with Cheyne Capital Management’s Social Property Impact Fund to develop Dun Works in Kelham Island – the first deal of its kind for a housing association.
We’ve built over 200 apartments, with a third of these available to rent at ‘sub-market’ level. We’re looking forward to completion of the third and final phase of Dun Works in January 2020.
“As a housing association, our role is to provide as many homes as we can in Sheffield City Region. Working with Cheyne has helped us to play a part in building the new homes we desperately need in the area.”Miranda Plowden, Business Development Director
South Yorkshire Housing Association
To preserve the area’s rich industrial history, we have restored and reused what we can. We salvaged 36,000 of the original bricks – and sills, lintels and the metal signage – from the building when it belonged to Williams Brothers. We’ve also re-erected some of the original signage, which you can see on Dun Fields and Green Lane.
To celebrate Kelham Island’s renowned heritage, community and creativity, we commissioned a piece of public art on the exterior of Dun Works. Owen Waterhouse, a local Sheffield artist, has used stainless steel spheres to illustrate the true path of the River Don.