Sheffield proudly boasts a number of further education colleges and universities making the city ripe for high quality student investment property. Every year the cities becomes home to over 30,000 new students who are eager to find the best accommodation in the best locations. Sheffield Hallam University has invested £100 million in new facilities in the past 5 years and the University of Sheffield is a world top-100 university renowned for its excellence.
A Cultural Hub
Sheffield is a city of makers and doers that boasts one of the largest creative communities in the country. Much of this community is concentrated in the city’s Cultural Industries Quarter, an area that once hummed and clanked with cutlery works and toolmakers, it now sings with all manner of creative endeavour. Often cited as Sheffield’s equivalent to Manchester’s Northern Quarter, Sheffield’s Cultural Industries Quarter refers to the zone between St Mary’s Road, Arundel Gate and Howard Street. A number of listed buildings sit within its triangle and historic industrial reminders are everywhere, blended with the modern. Independent galleries nest between chimneys and courtyards, and cafés spring up on cobbled side streets.
The area hosts street food markets, popup shops and art-house cinemas as well as the city’s very own tech-hub. Down even the quietest streets there is plenty happening behind closed doors, with recording studios, a media lab and BBC Radio Sheffield making their homes there. Unsurprisingly, the area is increasingly becoming one of the city’s most desirable locations to live for Sheffield’s young urbanites, as old workshops are reinvented as quirky design studios or coffee shops, and crumbling warehouses make way for contemporary residential accommodation.