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Sheffield

THE CITY

Sheffield, known to the world as ‘Steel City’, is the UK’s 4th largest city and situated in South Yorkshire, in the north of England. The bustling city bursts with charm, creativeness and an alternative spirit that no other city can match.

ECONOMY

As a competitive international city and an integral contributor to the Northern Powerhouse concept, Sheffield attracts talented people and inward investors.  With top digital growth rates in the region, the city has become a destination for digital-focused businesses and professionals. Sheffield City region is home to a range of flourishing business sectors including aerospace, healthcare and technology, nuclear, digital and rail. The education sector in Sheffield is the 7th largest in the UK.

TRANSPORT

Sheffield’s vast travel network covers every corner of the city, enabling people to get around at ease. You can use the easily accessible Supertram which has 2 main routes, both of which have regular stops throughout the city centre. Alternatively, you can hop on the local bus. If you are travelling to Sheffield from overseas you are spoilt for choice when choosing an airport, with 4 international airports under an hour’s drive away from the city.

EDUCATION

Sheffield is home to 2 world-class universities, both of which provide the city with an academic and driven local workforce. The University of Sheffield is a Russell Group institution with a global reputation for excellence. Sheffield Hallam University is an applied university committed to practical solutions.

RETAIL

In the city, you’ll find quirky shopping districts which originate from local independent shops. Otherwise, you can take a stroll in the heart of the city centre and window shop in the unique boutiques and stop for a bite to eat in one of the many bars and restaurants. If you prefer large shopping centres, then you can visit Meadowhall, the largest shopping centre in Yorkshire where there will be plenty of restaurants and cafes to stop to refuel and rest your feet.

LEISURE AND SPORT

Sheffield is packed with culture and lots of fun places to visit. If you’re an outdoors lover you can enjoy a stroll in the beautiful enclosed winter garden, take a hike in the neighbouring Derbyshire Peak District or visit Sheffield’s Botanical Gardens. Alternatively, catch a live show in one of Sheffield’s elaborate theatres or visit the Millennium Gallery for an afternoon of culture.

HOTELS

In Sheffield, there is a selection of hotels allowing you to choose one to best suit your taste and budget. You can choose an ideal hotel to complete the rest of your stay, whether you’re seeking a simple budget hotel for your weekend away or if you are in the city celebrating big and want a hotel to match you can find some luxurious high-end hotels. Or if you’re looking for another form of accommodation you’re in the right place with B&Bs, cottages, campsites, hostels, and apartments on offer.

  • Sheaf Street, Sheffield, S1

    Serviced Office

    Price from £225 per workstation/month

    This new-build centre offers private serviced office suites along with co-working spaces for networking with...
    • 24/7 Access Control

      24/7 Access Control

    • 24/7 Security Monitoring

      24/7 Security Monitoring

    • Communal Breakout

      Communal Breakout

    • Air Conditioning

    • Dedicated Internet Line

    • High Speed Internet

    • Kitchen

    • Meeting Rooms

    • Passenger Lifts

    • Printing & Photocopying

    • Private Offices

    • Staffed Reception

  • John Street, Sheffield, S2

    Serviced Office

    Price from £228 per workstation/month

    This impressive building is situated on the edge of Sheffield City Centre, providing high-quality office...
    • 24/7 Access Control

      24/7 Access Control

    • 24/7 Security Monitoring

      24/7 Security Monitoring

    • Car Parking

      Car Parking

    • Air Conditioning

    • Dedicated Internet Line

    • High Speed Internet

    • Kitchen

    • Meeting Rooms

    • Passenger Lifts

    • Private Offices

    • Staffed Reception

  • Key facts

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    Population

    582,500

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    GVA (billions)

    £ 11,831

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    Working Population

    66%

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    Employment Rate

    77%

    Top 5 Business Sectors in Sheffield

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    Business Count by Size (%)

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    Key Employers

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    Employment by Occupation (%)

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    Local Transport

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    • Main Roads: A61
    • Stagecoach Supertram
    • City Hall Station
    • Sheffield Interchange Station
    • Sheffield Train Station

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    Doncaster Sheffield Airport

    Education

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    • University of Sheffield
    • Sheffield Hallam University