Porter Green Apartments
Porter Green is a sustainable development with a modern twist and it derives its name from the adjacent Porter Brook riverside location and the green sedum roofs of the building and its grassed external areas. It is mostly built of glass, metal and brick in keeping with the industrial heritage of the immediate area.
The porter comes from the Porter Brook and derives its name from its brownish colour, similar to the colour of Porter, a brownish discolouration obtained as it passes over iron-ore deposits on its course from the source. Porter is a dark style of beer developed in London from well-hopped beers made from brown malt. The name was first recorded in the 18th century, and is thought to come from its popularity with street and river porters.
Porter Green is located just off Sylvester Street inside the ring road, in the heart of the Cultural Industries Quarter but within walking distance of the City Centre, Hallam University and the railway station. It's a short distance from the City ring road and therefore provides good connectivity to the motorway network both North and South.
The development has a long river frontage with a pedestrian walk and open space to the river's edge. Part of the development includes a café/bar adjacent to the river including a large and partly covered external terrace. This is rare in this part of Sheffield due to the steel heritage of the location and pressure on space for industry near to the river as a means of providing power rather than say transport. The site is in a low rise Conservation Area with many nearby listed buildings, celebrating the silver and cutlery heritage of the nineteenth century.
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