Brincliffe House is rapidly transforming into a dwelling for 16 of the 20 current members of On the Brink Co-housing Community. The newly built Coach House, on the foundations of an old existing house will be home to one other member.
We have not all been able to see much of what’s going on, because the builders have been busy and we don’t want to delay them by getting in their way, but we anticipate that we have only about a month to go before those of us who will live in the old house and the Coach House will be able to move in.
What we have been able to see is truly amazing, new kitchen units transforming old office rooms into useful and welcoming spaces for individuals and for community use, and cleverly designed staircases leading to what was the roof space, and which will soon be stunning rooftop apartments. Bathroom tiling is done and paint is on some of the walls. Carpets for the communal corridors and stairs have been chosen with much thought and care – (by us all!) and are on order.
Although it is a snowy day and the builders are taking a well-earned holiday, there’s a lot of building work progress to report.
Look at the picture above. On the top floor new windows have appeared – bringing light to all the flats on that level.
While inside many of the spaces are just about ready for their final fix and then it’s just fitting the kitchens and decorating to go.
In Jane’s flat these wonderful shutters have been found to be in good working order having been shut up and painted over since 1953.
There’s a new ‘nook’ been created for our wood-burning stove – and a stainless steel flue has been fitted.
We understand that this picture of the cellar space won’t mean much to you, but we have discovered that the basement has wonderful flagstone flooring. We had been worried that it would need lots of remedial work to make the space useable.
There’s lots of evidence of great progress in the building – but Mambo remains rather unimpressed…
We have been granted planning permission to make the changes we have requested to the interior of Brincliffe House!
Details of the planning application approval can be found by following the link below.
This means that we are now able to begin with the next stage of development, drawing up working drawings and finding a builder. We are all anticipating for the work to begin on the 9th January 2017 and take around 6 months to complete.
We have recently held our third whole day workshop on decision making. How do fourteen – or more – people, each of whom have been chosen for their strength of character. each of whom have strongly held ideals and beliefs, come to any decisions? Not easily is the answer. So although we have been getting on enormously well so far we have held a series of workshops to try to establish ways of taking decisions before problems arise and before we actually start living together.
Are you enthusiastic about living as part of a co-housing community?
You will have your own living space but also share some wonderful community spaces, including a large garden.
We currently have two remaining units, creatively names Unit 2 and Unit 6.
A duplex unit totaling 67.47 m2, opening out onto a beautiful courtyard.
An approximate cost of this unit would be £185,000
Our largest unit all on one floor totalling 104.56 m2
An approximate cost of this unit would be £288,000
You can find out more from our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/otbcohouse/ or by contacting us by following the information provided on our contact page.
We still have some units available and are looking for people who are interested in OTB co-housing community to join us, those with children especially welcome.
Below are some images of the development stage so far to help you get a feel for the community.
Available Property Description
There is one small unit and two medium sized units available. The converted units in the old house should be completed by the end of 2017 and the new unit complete by mid 2018. Approximate prices and exact sizes can be found below.
Unit 10 44 meters squared £120,000
Unit 6 67.5 meters squares £183,000
New Build Unit 82 meters squared £225,000
To arrange a visit or for more information please feel free to contact us using the details provided on the contact page.
We are happy to announce that our Peer to Peer Investment offer is now open. Please view our launch film below.
If you require a prospectus please contact using using the details provided on the contacts page of this site.
Our Co-housing community would like to warmly welcome NHS staff which have previously worked at 90 Osbourne Road to bring and share event. We hope you can come along and bring photos, memories and stories to celebrate the Brincliffe house before it begins the next stage of its life.
We invite you to to come and meet its future residents and hear our plans in what we hope to be an annual event.
Friday 8th July 4.30-8.30pm with Tea, Coffee, Cake and Scones provided.
Our planning application for the refurbishment and development of Brincliffe House is about to be submitted to Sheffield City Council by our architects Tatlow Stancer Architecture Design.
We are committed to keeping our neighbours and local community organisations informed of our plans to return the old house (formerly used by the NHS as offices) back to domestic use for On the Brink members and establish the site as a new co-housing community.
The planning application focuses on the subdivision and conversion of the office layout into living spaces and shared facilities for our members.
Details of the application can be found on Sheffield City Councils website below.
If you would like more information don't hesitate to contact us, details of which can be found on our contact page.
We hope that you agree with our plans for bringing this lovely building back into residential use.