SHEFFIELD, UK

The city with a £120 million international student market

11% GROSS YIELDS

S1 postcode has some of UK’s highest yields

63,000 STUDENTS

Huge student population contributes £120 million to local economy

25% RENTAL PREMIUMS

7 out of 10 Sheffield students cannot access PBSA

GLOBAL APPEAL

30% growth in international student numbers in past 5 years

DEVELOPMENTS

Sheffield Investment Overview: A Prime City for Student Property Investment

Low entry prices and huge rental demand mean Sheffield is one of the UK’s hotspots for investors chasing the highest yields. But what’s the city’s USP? Two renowned and growing universities. 63,000 students. A low PBSA stock with 25% rental premiums. It has a young population that’s searching for a place to live while it studies. This makes Sheffield the obvious choice for student property investment.

AN ESTABLISHED UNIVERSITY CITY

Sheffield’s two prestigious universities attract 63,000 students. In the past five years, a 30% uplift in the number of scholars from overseas has brought a substantial economic boost to the tune of £120 million. Each year seven applicants vie for each precious university place available in Sheffield. It’s a city where the demand for education is insatiable. It’s a city where demand for suitable student accommodation is unrelenting.

45,000 STUDENTS THAT NEED A PLACE TO LIVE

Vita Student Sheffield could have been booked 30 times over when it opened in 2015. Why? Thanks to a PBSA stock that’s straining under the weight of demand from the increased volume of international students, 70% of students in Sheffield have no access to dedicated accommodation. Students want PBSA. They want it close to uni. They want it in the city centre. And, in Sheffield, they’re willing to pay a 25% premium for it.

A £30 MILLION NORTHERN POWERHOUSE

Sheffield is one of the UK’s key Northern Powerhouse cities. The government is spending billions creating a world-class business infrastructure in the north of England – and wants Sheffield to be a part of it. The city has already been given £30 million to invest in local manufacturing and innovation – and that’s only the start. Naturally such sustained investment will be reflected in the upward performance of the local property market.

Sheffield Housing Market

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