18 April 2019/ Area guides

Commercial property area guide: Sheffield - England

Commercial properties to rent in Sheffield

Often called the Steel City, Sheffield has long since produced an array of cutlery and blades. After the industrial revolution, it came into the spotlight for its top-quality steel and, in particular, as the birthplace of stainless steel. Thanks to this trade, it grew to become the city it is today – a northern powerhouse with a flair of creativity.

Sheffield is a city that celebrates the past. You’ll find urban eateries, bars, museums, shops and markets based in former factories, and there are around 60 independent antique and vintage shops, traders, cafes and bars.

Situated just outside the Peak District National Park, this South Yorkshire city is a hub for activity, especially for people who love the outdoors. Deep valleys and rolling hills on the doorstep make it an obvious choice for climbing, cycling and walking. This backdrop and its stylish urban landscape make Sheffield ideal for those looking for a work-life balance.

As a fairly central city, close to the M1, Sheffield has great links to Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham. You can also reach London in just over two hours by train. A number of businesses have taken advantage of its position and have created a major presence in Sheffield, including BT Group, Tesco and Aviva.

Property statistics

  • Commercial properties in Sheffield: 9,199
  • Total available: 569
  • Largest available unit: 53,860 sq ft
  • Tallest commercial building: 12 floors
  • Most listings available on: Hathersage Booths (105 buildings)


  • Tram
  • Trams run through the centre of Sheffield with 52 stops across the city along four routes. Prices start from just £1.80.
  • Train
  • Managed by East Midlands Trains, Sheffield Rail Station connects the city to destinations across the UK. It is served by Cross Country, TransPennine Express, Northern and East Midlands Trains. The station is located to the south east of the centre, by Sheffield Hallam University’s city campus.
  • First Bus
  • With nearly 130 services, First Bus offers straightforward connections across South Yorkshire, including between towns in the Peak District.
  • Stagecoach
  • The Yorkshire division of Stagecoach has over 380 buses and boasts 99.2% reliability. It runs buses between Sheffield and Chesterfield, Barnsley, Matlock, Mansfield, Stockbridge and Loxley, with many stops in between.
  • Sheffield Coach Station
  • This is the main coach station in Sheffield, situated nearby the rail station. Five coach operators run journeys to and from Sheffield, including megabus UK and National Express. There is another coach station at Meadowhall Interchange, close by the major shopping centre.
  • Doncaster Sheffield Airport
  • Situated just outside Doncaster, this airport offers easy connections from Sheffield to destinations across Europe and beyond, such as Amsterdam, Majorca, Paris, Florida and Cancun. It was formerly named Robin Hood airport.
  • Manchester Airport
  • This major airport is less than half an hour away by both rail and car, and it offers connections to destinations in Europe, Asia, Africa, America, the Middle East and more.
  • Leeds Bradford Airport
  • Located south of Leeds, this airport is just an hour and a half away by car and provides flights to cities across Europe.

Offices available to rent in Sheffield

Retail units available to rent in Sheffield

Top places to grab a bite to eat

Discover more great places to eat

Perfect places to meet for a coffee

Discover more great places to meet for a coffee



  • There are over 20 gyms in the area including The Fitness Club, Fitness Unlimited Ponds Forge, The Gym Sheffield
  • Over 16 banks and building societies in the area including Lloyds Bank, Halifax, 
    HSBC, NatWest
  • There are four Post Offices in Sheffield City Centre
  • Sheffield has one major shopping centre called Meadowhall. It is a 15-minute drive from the city centre, or a short tram or train journey away. With over 290 stores, it attracts more than 30 million visitors a year.

Retail properties to let in Sheffield 

Agents operating in the area

  • Knight Frank
  • Commercial Property Partners
  • Crosthwaite Commercial
  • Instant Offices
  • Hallam Hills
  • Lambert Smith Hampton
  • Fowler Sandford

Offices on Realla that offer something a little different:


Spaces @ Acero

1 East Parade

1 Charter Square

Learoyd Way

Steel City House

Globe Works


Meet the neighbours – noteworthy Sheffield businesses

  • Aviva
  • BT Group
  • Plusnet
  • Capita PLC
  • Go Outdoors
  • Outokumpu Stainless

Large offices and co-working spaces in Sheffield


The Square

City Gate

2 St Paul’s Place

Fountain Precinct

St James House

Thorncliffe Hall

Serviced offices to let in Sheffield

See more properties across all types here:

Did you know?

  • Sheffield is the only city in the UK with a National Park within its boundaries.
  • It is the greenest city in the UK with more trees per person than any other city in Europe.
  • Sheffield FC is the world’s oldest football club – and it’s home is the world’s oldest football ground.
  • The city is home to one of the UK’s steepest streets, which featured in many scenes in The Full Monty.
  • Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskerville’s was allegedly inspired by the city when the writer lived in Sheffield while working as a doctor’s assistant.
  • People first lived in the area in 11,000BC, but the city wasn’t born until 1297.
  • Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned in Sheffield Manor Lodge for 14 years.
  • Sheffield Christmas carollers only sing in pubs.

Neighbouring locations

See other commercial property area guides around the neighbourhood: