The name of this city and metropolitan borough in South Yorkshire comes from the area’s River Sheaf. Although Sheffield started as a center for steel and coal production, international competition led to these industries’ decline in the 1970s and 80s. With extensive redevelopment, this city has managed steady growth as a 21st century industrial and cultural centre.
Due to its placement within the Pennines foothills, Sheffield is the UK’s most geographically varied city. Much of the metropolitan area is green space, with a third within the Peak District National Park, and it has the highest ratio of trees to people among European cities. The City Centre holds the public Peace Gardens and Winter Garden conservatory, alongside retail property for rent in shopping centres. Shops in Sheffield City Centre include Fargate’s chain stores, the pedestrianized Moor Market, and the independent shops and cafes of the Devonshire Quarter. The City Centre also serves the arts with the Millennium Galleries and Tudor Square Theatre Complex, among other institutions. With a larger than average student population, Sheffield has a healthy if rowdy night life, especially in West Street’s pubs. With an economy grounded in education, healthcare, and call centres, though, development has focused on ensuring a vibrant economy through quality property for sale in Sheffield.
Accordingly, various redevelopment projects have targeted the areas of Sheffield that have fallen behind, including the City Centre public works of the Heart of the City Project. With the successful revival of attractions like the Peace Gardens and establishment of new ones like The Moor Gateway, attention has turned to creating innovative investment property for sale. Through programmes like the New Retail Quarter, better offices to let and apartment rentals will help businesses of all stripes establish a root system in the green spaces of Sheffield.