Callum Ward, 13 March 2020
In this series, we’re exploring some of our favourite rental hotspots. This week we’ve taken a look at Kelham Island in Sheffield and everything the area has to offer for potential renters, from rent prices to things to do and more.
Sheffield is constantly cited as one of the UK’s best up and coming cities, and with good merit too. The South Yorkshire city has seen a massive amount of growth on the back of its extensive regeneration in recent years, and one area that it’s extremely evident in is the Kelham Island district. The regeneration has transformed a once forgotten industrial quarter into an attractive, up and coming area, bursting with life and character. Kelham Island is now one of the most places exciting in the city and the go to area for young professionals. Here’s why you should consider renting in Kelham Island:
The average rent for living in Kelham Island, based on the S3 postcode, is currently at £646pcm according to home.co.uk – over £300 below the national average of £955pcm (HomeLet, February 2020). For a one-bedroom property, the average rent comes in at £531pcm and a two-bedroom comes it at £812pcm. Two-bedroom properties are actually more expensive than three and four-bedroom properties on average, with the latter two having an average rent of £650pcm and £760pcm respectively.
The prices for different types of properties don’t actually vary too much throughout the entirety of the island. The average price for a single room is slightly lower than the alternatives, standing at £458pcm. Flats and houses on the other hand are extremely similar in price, with the average rent for a flat coming in at £651pcm, and the average for a house being £697pcm. Kelham Island has an extensive range of properties on the market, meaning potential tenants should have no issue when it comes to finding their perfect rental home.
Kelham Island is extremely accessible thanks to its excellent public transport links – with bus, tram and train routes all just a short walk away. Shalesmoor tram stop is the closest transport link from the island and is served by both the yellow and blue routes. If you’re travelling by bus lots of services will take you there: 7, 8, 8a, 35, 57, 81, 82, 86 and 135/135a. Sheffield train station is also just over a mile away from Kelham Island, offering direct links to key cities such as Manchester, London, Nottingham and Birmingham to name but a few.
Things to do
Kelham Island itself is one of Sheffield’s oldest manufacturing sites and offers a glimpse into the city’s industrial roots. The manmade island was formed in the 1100s, and the remains of numerous old factories from the time help to give the area a very distinctive cultural charm. The extensive regeneration in recent times has seen the area completely transform, offering numerous amenities for potential tenants living in the area.
The Kelham Island area is now an award-winning neighbourhood that is highly sought after among young professionals. It’s renowned for its great food and drink scene that has continued to increase in popularity over the years – there are now over 30 restaurants, bars and pubs in the district that residents can enjoy. Some of the local favourites include The Grind Café, The Kelham Island Brewery and INC just to name a few.
Kelham Island is also home to the aptly named Kelham Island Museum. The museum delves into Sheffield’s strong industrial past and impact throughout the Industrial Revolution. It gives a real sense of what life was like for its workers during those times, making for an interesting and informative day out.
Kelham Gate is set to be a fantastic new addition to the Kelham Island rental market brought to you by Intus Lettings. This stunning new build comprises of a range of premium studio and 1-bedroom apartments as well as a communal lobby, bike storage and a garden courtyard.
The Intus Lettings Kelham Gate open day is set to take place on March 14th, be sure to register you interest today by calling 0115 784 3570. If you can’t make the open day feel free to get in touch with a member of our team for more information about Kelham Gate!
Callum Ward, 13 March 2020