To prepare for this new hi-tech. future Sheffield city center is undergoing regeneration. Following on from the successful Heart of the City I scheme, Heart of the City II is now being completed with several new developments opening in May 2023.
This has been a £470 million investment scheme to develop two new hotels, retail, leisure, grade-A office space and more city-centre living. Another key scheme is West Bar Square – a £175 million development in the Riverside Business District planned to have 700,000 sq. ft. of new offices, apartments, a hotel, restaurants, shops and public space.
Don’t think Sheffield is all about business though. Sheffield is developing a reputation for its arts and cultural scheme. And, just to the north of the center Kelham Island has been named one of the coolest places to move to by the Sunday Times.
Sheffield is a huge university city with around 60,000 students – around one in ten residents are students. The University of Sheffield is based mainly around the city centre. Sheffield Hallam University also has a campus two miles away on Ecclesall Road – a vibrant, trendy area which is a hotspot for Sheffield student life.
Popular areas for investing in student housing are spread around the city and include the city centre, Broomhall, Broomhill, Crookes, Crookesmoor, Darnall, Eccleshall, Heeley, Hillsborough, Hunters Bar, Millhouses, Norfolk Park, Ranmoor, Sharrow, Walkley and Woodseats. Lots of PBSA blocks have been built in the city center in recent years too.
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