New build homes in Sheffield: 10 best developments

The ‘Steel City’ is a lot greener than in its industrial past might suggest. If you’re looking for a slice of big city living, but in a place that’s friendly, welcoming, open and remarkably green, then Sheffield is worth your time and attention. We aim to kickstart your property search by highlighting some of the best new build homes in Sheffield.

Where is Sheffield?

Sheffield is the largest city of South Yorkshire, technically sitting in the region of Yorkshire and the Humber. It’s also the second largest city in Yorkshire as a whole, in terms of population.

Its central location along the ‘spine’ of England puts it just off the M1. The Peak District National Park is to the city’s immediate west, with Manchester beyond that. Carrying on north up the M1 past Sheffield will take you to Leeds, which has numerous historic and cultural connections with Sheffield.

Why live in Sheffield?

There’s a long (and growing) list of reasons why people love to live in Sheffield. First, it’s a vibrant, exciting and economically prosperous city that continues to draw in new investment and emerging companies. This means that Sheffield is a great place for young professionals to make and develop their careers.

Sheffield is also one of the greenest cities in Europe, not just the UK. Despite its history as the ‘Steel City’ from the Industrial Revolution days, Sheffield now has a ratio of four trees to every one person who lives there. It also boasts 80 parks (most of them large and stunning) and 650 designated green spaces. This kind of commitment to integrating nature into urban areas is the blueprint for the ‘green city’ of the future, but Sheffield has it already!

Additionally, you only have to step out of the city to enjoy one of the UK’s most impressive natural wonders, the Peak District.

As for entertainment and nightlife, Sheffield offers something for everyone. It’s home to successful and popular teams across a wide range of sports, including the Sheffield Steelers (ice hockey), Tigers (speedway), Eagles (rugby) and Sharks (basketball). And there’s Sheffield FC, of course. There’s a constantly evolving pub, club and dining scene here too, with every major new trend firmly represented. Sheffield also has an impeccable live music pedigree, from major events to cosy intimate performances in small venues. Musical acts hailing from this storied city include Pulp, Artic Monkeys, Reverend and the Makers, Bring me the Horizon, Def Leppard, The Human League and Richard Hawley.

Overall, Sheffield offers an attractive blend of culture, nature, career prospects, and access to urban convenience, but without feeling too big to be overwhelming or impersonal.

What are average property prices in Sheffield like?

As a city that’s definitely hit its stride in recent years, house prices in Sheffield are also rising. In January 2022, average property prices in Sheffield stood at £224,400, according to Zoopla. Admittedly, this covers a broad range of property types across a big city, so there are significantly cheaper purchasing options.

If you’re looking to buy flats in Sheffield, they come in at a much more affordable average of £158,000. Terraced houses are closer to £164,000. Again, these averages are according to Zoopla’s data for January 2022.

Regardless of your preferred property type, Sheffield is a good house hunting prospect when compared to the UK average. In October 2021, the Office for National Statistics put the average UK house price at £268,000. This makes Sheffield property £43,600 cheaper on average nationally, and over £60,000 cheaper than England’s specific price average of £285,000.

New builds in Sheffield: 10 best developments

If the thought of having your cake and eating it too appeals, then Sheffield is definitely worth a look. Big city living, but with a personal touch and great access to nature is a winning combination, one that’s attracting property buyers from all over the UK.

Below you’ll find our list of the 10 top-ranked new build property developments in Sheffield. As always, these rankings are determined entirely by the scores given by verified residents who live in the properties they are reviewing. So dive in, and see what Steel City can offer you.

*PLEASE NOTE these rankings take into account how many reviews a scheme has and how recently those reviews have been submitted, so may not match the overall star ratings shown. Buildings with a larger number of more recent reviews are given a greater weighting to reflect current building performance – as on our area guide pages.

Our top-ranked new build development for Sheffield is the offering of developer Simple Life at Prince’s Gardens. This is a large, family-oriented development of modern, spacious homes with varied layouts, all receiving high praise from resident reviewers. The development itself is conveniently located only 2.5 miles away from Sheffield city centre and is very close to Manor Top, the local shopping and amenity centre. There’s a ready supply of good primary schools and nurseries nearby, making this a prime location for families.

Read reviews and details of Simple Life at Prince’s Gardens, S2

At number 2, Brook Place is located a mere 10 minutes from Sheffield city centre. The developer and landlord for this ‘build to rent’ development is Grainger plc, and it offers 237 new homes with a range of studios, plus one and two-bedroom apartments. There is an on-site service team and a great range of amenities for residents to benefit from, including a spacious gym and dedicated social spaces. Residents here routinely mention how warm and welcoming the staff are too.

Read reviews and details of Brook Place, S11

In third place, Velocity Village by AddLiving is a sleek, ultra-modern development sitting right in the heart of Sheffield. This makes it perfect for professionals or students, with immediate access to everything the city centre has to offer. The main train station is also just a 10-minute walk away. In addition, Velocity Village is a secure environment being self-contained and comprises almost 300 one or two-bedroom apartments and studios.

Read reviews and details of Velocity Village, S1

In 4th, Park Hill by Urban Splash sits just outside of Sheffield city centre. Designed by architects Mikhail Riches, these 1-3-bedroom homes benefit from a large communal garden, a recently regenerated building and a unique design. The development is also just a 15-minute walk to Sheffield city centre, making it an ideal location for people working or studying centrally. Residents are big fans of the intelligent and comfortable design of the homes, and they love the convenience of the location overall.

Read reviews and details of Park Hill, S2

Taking the middle spot on our list, the Little Kelham development by Citu sits on Sheffield’s Kelham Island amongst independent restaurants, cafes, bars and galleries. This makes for a unique, self-contained community that also has great access to the rest of Sheffield. All Citu developments are built with an emphasis on sustainability, and this one is no different. It features shared garden decks, green spaces and modern, Scandinavian homes, all of which are much appreciated by residents living here.

Read reviews and details of Little Kelham, S3

Developer Simple Life takes another spot on our top 10 list, this time with East Hill Gardens, a development that is just 1 mile away from Sheffield city centre. As well as having everything you need within easy walking distance, public transport links are excellent too. The main train station is only a mile away from the site, as is the A61. Homes here are described as being good quality and well insulated, spacious, well designed and decorated nicely throughout. The site is also pet friendly and parking is rarely an issue.

Read reviews and details of Simple Life at East Hill Gardens, S2

At number 7, Craddock Court is situated on the outskirts of Sheffield city centre, with great transport links across Yorkshire via main A roads. Residents love the design of the modern homes on offer, complete with very spacious gardens. The management team for Gleeson Homes get plenty of praise from residents, who say they are prompt, attentive and eager to resolve any and all issues.

Read reviews and details of Craddock Court, S2

Like Craddock Court, Fretson Park is situated on the outskirts of Sheffield and benefits from great transport links, including the Sheffield Supertram. Residents describe the property offering here as well built, affordable and that the houses offer excellent views of the surrounding area.

Read reviews and details of Fretson Park, S2

At number 9, Parson Green is a new development, also from Gleeson Homes. It’s located 5 miles from the centre of Sheffield and is close to major connecting roads within the region. Residents mention the smart design of houses, and how the site is quickly developing its communal facilities and features.

Read reviews and details of Parson Green, S5

And last but not least, Amaranthus is a development of homes by Keepmoat, located in the northern end of Sheffield. At 10 years old, it has had time to work out its snags, but still looks fresh and modern in its design and facilities. There are spacious communal outdoor areas that are good for children, and the development is close to Meadowhall, offering a wide range of local amenities including a care home, hospital, shops and other necessities. (Higher rating than some of the developments above but with fewer reviews, hence the lower placing).

Read reviews and details of Amaranthus, S5

We hope that you find this top 10 guide to new homes in Sheffield useful. Be sure to check back regularly, as the property market in Sheffield moves extremely quickly, and new developments are popping up across the city.

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