There are 103 luxury residences - complete with a swimming pool, gym and concierge service - at Hallam Towers on Fulwood Road, Broomhill, and the estate agent dealing with sales says demand is unprecedented.
Redbrik has received more than 200 enquiries for the one, two and three-bedroom apartments in the 14-storey building.
The agent says 75 appointments have been booked and almost a third of the apartments are now reserved.
It adds all apartments are finished to the highest of specifications, with the opportunity to select further upgrades, including instant hot water taps, gold fittings in the bathroom and a fully integrated entertainment system.There are three penthouses on the top floor ranging in size between 1260 sq ft and 1469 sq ft. The trio feature wrap-around roof terraces with panoramic views across the city.Peter Lee, director of Redbrik Land & New Homes, said: “We’ve had some fantastic conversations with people from all over the UK, who see this as a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of the Hallam Towers legacy."Progress is already being made on sympathetically restoring the iconic development to its original form, using the latest materials and technology. The expected completion date is October 2022.
Hallam Towers opened in 1965 and its white tiered shape became instantly recognisable on the skyline as it hosted famous bands and footballers.
Guests included David Bowie who partied the night away after a show at Sheffield City Hall on the Ziggy Stardust tour. It became the stuff of legend as Carole Leader, a retired receptionist at the hotel, recalled Bowie making a call from his room late at night.
“He called me late on switchboard and asked me to send a telex, which had to be dictated and would print out at the receiving end,” said Carole in an interview in 2012. “I had to write it all down and read it out to a lady at the Grosvenor Hotel who had to send it from there. It was about him and someone he had met in Sheffield in some intimate detail!”
Fellow singers Lulu and Labi Siffre were in the bar at the hotel and gave an impromptu concert - with Bowie in the audience.
The hotel closed in 2004 and since then there have been various plans to develop the derelict site. The tower was demolished in 2017.
For more information about Hallam Towers, visit https://redbrik.co.uk/hallamtowers/
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