Praise for 'property investor's dream' Kelham Island

The Little Kelham development.
The Little Kelham development.
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Kelham Island has been labelled Sheffield’s most popular property hotspot.

Harriet Cooke, of city estate agency Martin & Co, says the city is becoming a property investor’s dream - and she cites one of the most important growth areas as the birthplace of Sheffield’s industrial heritage.

Kelham Island developed into a thriving industrial area from the late 18th century onwards until the area began to suffer economic decline in the 1980s.

Today the area has been reborn as a desirable location for apartments, bars, restaurants and other small businesses.

Of Kelham Island, Ms Cooke said: “There have been a number of new builds in the area and many more are in the pipeline.

“In fact, from November 2015 to October 2016, 23 per cent of the property sold in Kelham Island was new build.”