Middlewood Road


Completed: January, 1970

Service: Architecture

Sector: Residential

Client: Campbell Homes

Size: 1.56 acres

Campbell Homes acquired the former Thorn Lea nursing home site, adjacent to Sheffield Wednesday F.C. training ground, for a residential development.


Self’s solution was a development of 69 one and two bed apartments in 4 blocks. The buildings step up from three storeys at the front of the site to four storeys at the rear of the site, where the apartments have views out across the Upper Don Valley. The apartment blocks enclose a courtyard and residential landscaped garden.

The elevations to the buildings were designed with a contemporary approach, whilst respecting the character of the terraced housing opposite.