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Sheffield Property Market Overview

Sheffield has recently become one of the UK’s most treasured property investment hotspots. Whether you’re looking to invest in commercial, residential or student property, Sheffield should certainly be a location that you consider.

In recent years, Sheffield has been home to regeneration projects that have transformed the city and made it a much better place to live and work. With improvements to various aspects of the city, including its transport links, there has never been a better time to be in and around Sheffield. As part of the Northern Powerhouse Initiative, there are plans for more investment and more redevelopment, continuing to grow the city into something special.

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Why Sheffield?

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People live within a 60-minute commute of the region making it England’s third largest metropolitan region.
Expected population increase in the next 25 years - an increase of almost 15%.
Student population per year making it Britain’s most concentrated and popular higher education destination outside of London

As Sheffield has become a very desirable place to live and work in the last few years, a demand for property has increased, including both residential and commercial property. This means that there are fantastic opportunities for investment, presenting investors with a range of developments to benefit from.

The Sheffield economy

The economy within Sheffield is booming, and continues to develop at a rate of 5% each year. Industries within Sheffield such as manufacturing, engineering, finance, digital media, energy and technology are continuing to grow, and this is something that has helped the city to develop a strong business reputation. The city is also home to the well known Meadowhall, of which is one of Europe’s biggest leisure and retail complexes, attracting more than 400,000 visitors per week. People travel from various parts of the UK to visit Meadowhall, bringing more people into the city and helping to boost the economy even further.

As Sheffield has become a very desirable place to live and work in the last few years, a demand for property has increased, including both residential and commercial property. This means that there are fantastic opportunities for investment, presenting investors with a range of developments to benefit from.

A Bustling Young Population

There are two high quality universities situated in Sheffield, bringing in a new wave of young individuals each and every year. Both universities are ranked very highly within the UK and within Europe, developing each year to attract more and more students to the area. 

With thousands of students coming to live and study in the area, there is a constant demand for student accommodation, and whilst you may not be looking to invest into student accommodation directly, it does support the idea that growing young professionals may be interested in staying in the area once they finish university, as well as demand for rental property during their years of study.

Investment Opportunities in Sheffield

Swinton House

Swinton House comprises 84 high-end apartments in a sought-after central location in Sheffield, one of the UK’s fastest-growing cities and home to a £1.3 billion investment programme. 

Spread over five floors, the apartments will deliver much-needed homes for Sheffield’s thriving rental market. They are located just steps from Kelham Island, known locally as the ‘Shoreditch of the North.’

Michigan Towers

Michigan Towers is an exciting new flagship development, which is set to change the Manchester skyline. Our new development features four iconic towers, each with unique façades with a stunning architectural design.

Each tower is set within a modern landscaped public realm, which features cafe spaces, restaurants, retail and office space alongside the residential offer. With heights ranging between 14 and 35 floors, the towers provide both sweeping views of MediaCityUK, Salford Quays and central Manchester.

Royal Canal Works

Property prices in the North West rose faster than in any other UK region during the first half of 2020, growing by 3.9%. Within the North West’s largest city, Manchester, Royal Canal Works is perfectly positioned to allow investors to capitalise on this growth, as well as to tap into Manchester’s booming rental market.

Royal Canal Works is a collection of 47 beautifully appointed apartments in the heart of South Manchester. With private terraces and spacious interiors, the waterfront homes offer a superior standard of living for Manchester’s busy professionals.

Oxygen Towers

A modern vertical village offering a diverse range of accommodation and amenities to support a thriving new urban community, Oxygen is a 31-storey neighbourhood located in Manchester’s emerging Piccadilly Basin district.

Oxygen is home to 12 luxury family townhouses at ground level, 345 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments above and basement car parking below. The development sets a new benchmark in 5-star city living. Every apartment and townhouse is finished to exceptionally high standards. Full height windows flood the space with natural daylight and balconies offer panoramic views over the city and the Peak District National Park beyond.

Regent Plaza

A landmark new residential development consisting of larger than average, below market value city apartments in close proximity to Manchester city centre. The prestigious development comprises five unique blocks surrounding a centralised landscaped garden with seating and social areas.

Located in the emerging creative quarter, Regent Plaza offers 525 homes, comprising one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and three-bedroom townhouses, along with 153 private car parking spaces.


Premium waterfront apartments situated on the banks of Manchester’s River Irwell. Uptown delivers the convenience of city living from a stylish riverside location. A perfect blend of intelligent design, premium materials and stunning original features.

Uptown’s suave, geometric architectural design marries together contemporary and industrial styles. The development comprises three buildings that rise to different heights creating a high impact, staggered impression on the landscape. Ascending communal and private rooftop terraces mirror the form of a green riverbank gradually sloping away from the River Irwell.


Crossbank is an exciting new development located in a flourishing suburban community on the doorstep of Manchester city centre. Crossbank is situated adjacent to the east bank of the River Irwell with private terraces, secure parking and high-end fixtures and fittings.

Crossbank is a highly sought after, contemporary, premium-specification development. It has been designed with young professionals in mind, offering ideal homes for first time buyers, as well as outstanding buy-to-let opportunities.