Sheffield Property Investment

Known by many as the Steel City due to its industrial heritage, Sheffield is another example of the excellent progress being made by the Northern powerhouse – with a growing economy and a population now in the top 10 highest in the UK. As a result, property investment in Sheffield has been steadily increasing in recent years.

Read on to learn about Sheffield property investment, including past and future performance of the local market, a list of the best buy to let areas in Sheffield, and more.

Sheffield: A Summary

Sheffield is a city known for its industrial mastery and thriving university scene, along with a more recent boom in the business sector.

The local economy is currently worth circa £7bn per year and the Sheffield City Region (SCR) aim to continue this growth with a 20 year economic plan put in place in 2021, which aims to add an extra £7.6bn GVA to the local economy.

The city is home to two of the UK’s leading higher education institutions, the University of Sheffield, which is part of the Russell Group of universities, and Sheffield Hallam University. 

In total, the city houses around 63,000 students and, positively for the city’s growth, more than 25% of graduates choose to stay permanently after they complete their degrees.

As a property investment company Sheffield has everything we look for in a city: growth, business, culture, tenants, transport, jobs and more. It’s a brilliant choice for any investor.

Sheffield Property Investment Opportunities

Portside Place, Liverpool

Status: Off-Plan
Type: New Build
Price: £177,500
gibson quay, liverpool

Gibson Quay, Liverpool

Status: Off-Plan
Type: New Build
Price: £142,500
Piccadilly Mews, Manchester

Piccadilly Mews, Manchester

Status: Conversion
Type: Residential
Price: £150,000
Gladstone Mews, Liverpool

Gladstone Mews, Liverpool

Status: Off-Plan
Type: Residential
Price: £135,000
Deakin's Yard

Deakin’s Yard

Status: Off-Plan
Type: Student Accommodation
Price: £78,500
the exterior of talbot house in manchester

Talbot House, Manchester

Status: Off-Plan
Type: Residential
Price: £189,000
Hawkins Court, Northampton

Hawkins Court, Northampton

Status: Off-Plan
Type: Residential
Price: £174,000
The Baths, Macclesfield

The Baths, Macclesfield

Status: Off-Plan
Type: Residential
Price: £250,000
Sovereign Point, Liverpool

Sovereign Point, Liverpool

Status: Off-Plan
Type: Residential
Price: £169,500
Monument House, Liverpool

Monument House, Liverpool

Status: Off-Plan
Type: Residential
Price: £170,000
Sapphire Court, Birmingham

Sapphire Court, Birmingham

Status: Off-Plan
Type: Residential
Price: £198,000
Rawson’s Mill Halifax

Rawson’s Mill Halifax

Status: Off-Plan
Type: Residential
Price: £117,500
Smithfield Lofts, Birmingham

Smithfield Lofts, Birmingham

Status: Off-Plan
Type: Residential
Price: £199,995
Swan Courtyard, Birmingham

Swan Courtyard, Birmingham

Status: Off-Plan
Type: Residential
Price: £182,995
Swan View, Birmingham

Swan View, Birmingham

Status: Off-Plan
Type: Residential
Price: £183,750
The Centrium, West Bromwich

The Centrium, West Bromwich

Status: Off-Plan
Type: Residential
Price: £152,900
The Green, Croydon

The Green, Croydon

Status: Off-Plan
Type: Residential
Price: £455,000
Solihull Apartments

Solihull Apartments

Status: Complete
Type: Residential
Price: £152,900
Sir Barnes Wallis Court, Derbyshire

Sir Barnes Wallis Court, Derbyshire

Status: Complete
Type: Residential
Price: £230,000
Fleet Corner, Swindon

Fleet Corner, Swindon

Status: Complete
Type: Residential
Price: £121,125
Berkeley Square, Manchester

Berkeley Square, Manchester

Status: Off-Plan
Type: Residential
Price: £248,091
Canal Side, Leicester

Canal Side, Leicester

Status: Off-Plan
Type: Residential
Price: £193,000
Azizi Venice, Dubai

Azizi Venice, Dubai

Status: Off-Plan
Type: Residential
Price: £129,912
Avenue Residence 5, Dubai

Avenue Residence 5, Dubai

Status: Off-Plan
Type: Residential
Price: £230,568
Samana Portofino, Dubai

Samana Portofino, Dubai

Status: Off-Plan
Type: Residential
Price: £150,057
Binghatti Amber, Dubai

Binghatti Amber, Dubai

Status: Off-Plan
Type: Residential
Price: £159,525
SO / Uptown, Dubai

SO / Uptown, Dubai

Status: Off-Plan
Type: Residential
Price: £403,095
Creek Waters 2, Dubai Creek Harbour

Creek Waters 2, Dubai Creek Harbour

Status: Off-Plan
Type: Residential
Price: £369,463 approx
Azizi Riviera Phase 4

Azizi Riviera Phase 4

Status: Off-Plan
Type: Residential
Price: £160,000
Luma22, JVC, Dubai

Luma22, JVC, Dubai

Status: Off-Plan
Type: Residential
Price: £138,204
Hadley Heights, Dubai

Hadley Heights, Dubai

Status: Off-Plan
Type: Residential
Price: £224,741
Azizi Vista, Dubai

Azizi Vista, Dubai

Status: Off-Plan
Type: Residential
Price: £127,179
Beverly Boulevard

Beverly Boulevard

Status: Off-Plan
Type: Residential
Price: £112,000
Ritz-Carlton Residences

Ritz-Carlton Residences

Status: Off-Plan
Type: Residential
Price: £1,291,080
MAG 330, Dubai

MAG 330, Dubai

Status: Off-Plan
Type: Residential
Price: £145,476
Viewz by Danube Dubai

Viewz by Danube Dubai

Status: Off-Plan
Type: Residential
Price: £329,250
Laya Heights, Dubai

Laya Heights, Dubai

Status: Complete
Type: Residential
Price: £100,000
Mirdif Hills, Dubai

Mirdif Hills, Dubai

Status: Complete
Type: Residential
Price: £274,628 approx
Belmont Residences, JVT

Belmont Residences, JVT

Status: Off-Plan
Type: Residential
Price: £312,673 approx
Seslia Tower, JVT

Seslia Tower, JVT

Status: Complete
Type: Residential
Price: £114,000
Residence 110, Business Bay

Residence 110, Business Bay

Status: Complete
Type: Residential
Price: £402,480
Azizi Beach Oasis, Dubai

Azizi Beach Oasis, Dubai

Status: General
Type: Residential
Price: £110,000
Kensington Waters, Dubai

Kensington Waters, Dubai

Status: Complete
Type: Residential
Price: £156,170
Ciel Tower, Dubai

Ciel Tower, Dubai

Status: General
Type: Hotel
Price: £417,900
The One Hotel, JVC Dubai

The One Hotel, JVC Dubai

Status: Off-Plan
Type: Residential
Price: £417,900
The Crest, Dubai

The Crest, Dubai

Status: General
Type: Residential
Price: £220,330
SLS Hotel and Residences Dubai

SLS Hotel and Residences Dubai

Status: Complete
Type: Residential
Price: £258,383
Harrington House, Dubai

Harrington House, Dubai

Status: General
Type: Residential
Price: £159,948
Marquise Square, Dubai

Marquise Square, Dubai

Status: Off-Plan
Type: Residential
Price: £180,585
Six Senses Residences, Dubai

Six Senses Residences, Dubai

Status: Off-Plan
Type: Residential
Price: £5000
DAMAC Lagoons, Dubai

DAMAC Lagoons, Dubai

Status: General
Type: Residential
Price: £342,395
Golf Gate, Dubai

Golf Gate, Dubai

Status: Complete
Type: Residential
Price: £145,418
Cavalli Tower, Dubai

Cavalli Tower, Dubai

Status: Off-Plan
Type: Residential
Price: £2,372,955
Sir Barnes Wallis Court

Sir Barnes Wallis Court

Status: Complete
Type: Residential
Price: £230,000
St. Regis Residences

St. Regis Residences

Status: General
Type: Residential
Price: £433,027
Dubai Creek Harbour

Dubai Creek Harbour

Status: Complete
Type: Residential
Price: £258,771
Arabian Ranches III

Arabian Ranches III

Status: Off-Plan
Type: Residential
Price: £382,580
Creek Vistas Reservé

Creek Vistas Reservé

Status: Complete
Type: Residential
Price: £162,000

Ellington House, Dubai

Status: Off-Plan
Type: Residential
Price: £336,032

Cloud Tower, Dubai

Status: Off-Plan
Type: Residential
Price: £107,847

Peninsula, Dubai

Status: General
Type: Residential
Price: £146,000

Waves Grande, Dubai

Status: Off-Plan
Type: Residential
Price: £237,460

FIVE JVC, Dubai – Luxury Hotel Investment

Status: Complete
Type: Residential
Price: £495,446

FIVE Luxe, Luxury Hotel Investment

Status: Off-Plan
Type: Hotel
Price: £735,000

Azizi Riviera Beachfront

Status: Off-Plan
Type: Residential
Price: £200,000

Emaar Rove City Walk Hotel

Status: Complete
Type: Hotel
Price: £153,960
Manchester Mill

Manchester Mill

Status: Conversion
Type: Residential
Price: £150,000
Bastion Point, Liverpool

Bastion Point, Liverpool

Status: Off-Plan
Type: Residential
Price: £124,950
The Exchange, Preston

The Exchange, Preston

Status: Off-Plan
Type: Residential
Price: £149,266
Digbeth One_2, Birmingham

Digbeth One_2, Birmingham

Status: Complete
Type: Residential
Price: £228,000
Guildhall Gardens, Preston

Guildhall Gardens, Preston

Status: Off-Plan
Type: Residential
Price: £117,995
Vision, Manchester

Vision, Manchester

Status: Off-Plan
Type: Residential
Price: £170,286
Kiln House, Stoke-on-Trent

Kiln House, Stoke-on-Trent

Status: Complete
Type: Student Accommodation
Price: £69,950
Plough Maltings, Burton-upon-Trent

Plough Maltings, Burton-upon-Trent

Status: Off-Plan
Type: Conversion
Price: £78,222
Lincoln House, Bolton

Lincoln House, Bolton

Status: Complete
Type: New Build
Price: £101,500
The Villas, Stoke-on-Trent

The Villas, Stoke-on-Trent

Status: Conversion
Type: Student Accommodation
Price: £74,950
Cavendish Waters, Liverpool

Cavendish Waters, Liverpool

Status: Off-Plan
Type: Residential
Price: £152,000
The Lyceum, Manchester

The Lyceum, Manchester

Status: Off-Plan
Type: Residential
Price: £185,570
Queens Square, Croydon

Queens Square, Croydon

Status: Off-Plan
Type: Residential
Price: £378,360

Why Sheffield?

There are two excellent reasons to consider Sheffield.

First, the local property market has shown fantastic growth over the last few years. Even now though, property prices are much lower than other parts of the country. Sheffield may well be undervalued given it’s growth potential.

Second, there will be high demand for housing in the future as Sheffield’s economic plan aims for a growth in population of 70,000 before 2025.

The graph on the left shows the change in property prices across Sheffield as a whole since 1995. 

It shows that since the global recession of 2009, property prices have steadily increased in Sheffield. In fact, since January 2010, prices have increased by 42.3%. 

The data is further evidence of the city’s progress in the past decade, with more expected over the coming years.

The graph on the right shows the projected change in population for Sheffield up till 2043. 

Research from the Office for National Statistics suggests Sheffield’s population will swell to just shy of 650,000 over the next 20 to 25 years.

As a result, there will be a growing number of people looking for property in the city. Sheffield property investors stand to benefit from the increase this will have on demand for high-quality, central accommodation.

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Best Areas

In our opinion, there are three exciting, high potential areas for consideration when looking into property investment in Sheffield, which we have picked out below.

City Centre

With a population of 30,000 made up largely of students and young professionals, Sheffield’s city centre is probably the best place to consider for investment. Plus, as shown in the graphs above, the city centre postcode, S1, achieves the strongest average yields in the region. Properties in the centre are a mix of new-build blocks and period conversions, offering a variety of options for investors and renters. 

East Sheffield

East Sheffield is one of the most affordable parts of the city, but it offers excellent rental yields as a result. 

See our yield map above and look out for the S2 postcode. Located between Sheffield and Rotherham, the east plays host to suburbs such as Brightside, Burngreave, Parson Cross, and Attercliffe.

South East Sheffield

South East Sheffield has a large variety of properties, but it is particularly popular with family-sized buy-to-lets. The average price ranges between £170,000 – £200,000, and investors can achieve a comfortable average yield between 4 – 5%. One benefit of this area is the transport, with many suburbs linked together by the tram network. The South East of Sheffield has two up-and-coming areas where interest is building, Heeley and Meersbrook, but for more good value investors may also want to consider Frecheville, Hackenthorpe and Beighton. 

Why Work With Us?

Reputation

We’ve built a reputation as an ethical, knowledgeable and experienced property investment company in Sheffield. We use our understanding of the local market to find high-quality property investments, which come at no cost to our clients.

Exclusive Access

We’re often able to get deals that aren’t available to the public. For example, free furniture packs, Stamp Duty support, and even price discounts. For this reason, we tend to look for off-plan properties.

Experience

We’ve helped hundreds of property investors in the UK and abroad to purchase investment properties in Sheffield. The city is our first choice pick for new and experienced investors due to the stunning market performance and accessible prices.

Total Support

Finally, we guide you through the entire journey. From a free consultation to extensive due diligence, to finding a mortgage provider and after-sales support. We’re here to help you achieve your property investment goals.

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