Derelict Sheffield hotel is back on market

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A derelict Sheffield hotel is up for sale again - nine years after it closed its doors.

Developers hope the former Hallam Tower Hotel in Broomhill may now attract interest as the property market is picking up.

Planning permission has already been granted to convert the 12 storey hotel into 133 apartments and townhouses.

Residential developer Knight Frank said the site was already generating ‘strong levels of interest’.

Yorkshire department head Tearle Phelan said the time was right to give it a new lease of life.

“This building has a fantastic history and the potential to lift it back to its former glory through the creation of a truly unique residential complex, which could be massively beneficial to the city,” he said.

The hotel is owned by Hallam Grange Ltd, which has been criticised for its lack of action.

A residents’ group spokesman said: “We are cautiously optimistic that this is the first step towards the immediate redevelopment of the site, the removal of this awful blight from our neighbourhood and the provision of much needed new housing.”