Fulwood House

Fulwood, Sheffield

Completed: January, 1970

Service: Masterplanning

Sector: Residential

Client: Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust

Self was commissioned to prepare an outline planning application for this significant site to the west of Sheffield which has been occupied for over 60 years by the NHS.

The site and associated buildings are now surplus to the client’s requirements. A TPO has been imposed on several mature trees on site by Sheffield City Council. There are a number of public rights of way through the site. Parts of the site lie in the Fulwood Conservation Area and also within the Green Belt as defined on the adopted Sheffield UDP Proposals Map.

Fulwood is a residential suburb and ward of the City of Sheffield in England, lying 5.5 km southwest of the city centre. Formerly an ancient settlement and village on the Porter Brook, it became integrated into the city in the 1930s. The site slopes gently away from Woofindin Road to the south and east with a 25 metre level difference across the entire area.

Design Code

As part of the overall application Self Architects prepared a detailed design code document to accompany the outline planning submission. To facilitate efficient delivery of high-quality development, local planning authorities can draw on relevant guidance and promote the use of appropriate tools and techniques, such as design coding alongside detailed Masterplans, site briefs and community participation techniques.

The document submitted covered key elements such as, parking, development densities, built form, massing, relationship to open countryside, views, space standards, public realm and materiality.