Steelworker flat under the hammer

An apartment in a landmark building featuring one of Sheffield's first modern public art works is to go under the hammer.
An apartment in a landmark building featuring one of Sheffield's first modern public art works is to go under the hammer.
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Prospective homeowners can ‘steel’ a march on rivals in the housing market by snapping up a flat in a wellknown Sheffield building.

A third-floor, one-bedroom apartment in the landmark Steelhouse building in the city centre is to go under the hammer next week.

The apartment – which has a guide price of £50,000 to £60,000 – is one of seven in the four-storey Castle Street building, which features the ‘Steelworker’ mural on the gable end.

A spokesman for agent Blundells said: “The image was created by Paul Waplington, known for his paintings of the steel and coal industries, and is considered by many to be one of Sheffield’s first modern public art works.

“Made up of 30,000 bricks of 18 different types, the image is dominated by the man’s eyes, work helmet and scarf.”

Lucy Crapper, Blundells Auction House senior residential valuer and auctioneer, said: “We are expecting keen interest in this property – a modern apartment in a recognisable building which celebrates Sheffield’s industrial heritage.”

The auction will take place on Tuesday, at 2pm, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Sheffield Park hotel, Meadowhead.

For details or to arrange a viewing, contact Blundells Auction House on 0114 223 0777 or visit www.auctionhouse.uk.net/blundells