We had a dream.
We dreamed that we could create a place that allowed families to stay in the City Centre, to stay connected. We dreamed that we could make a place that creative people and organisations would call home, a place where they would be inspired everyday by their surroundings.
We dreamed that it would all come together to become the beating heart of Kelham Island.
Two years ago, Little Kelham was born.
We've had our lumps and bumps getting Little Kelham to the place it is now, and we've made a lot of mistakes while trying to innovate. But now, we've got it whipped into shape and it's becoming the vision we hoped it would be two years ago.
In Little Kelham you'll find Citu Homes, apartments and commercial spaces of all shapes and sizes working as one to create a little bit of Scandinavian living in the heart of Yorkshire. It's here where gardens and public spaces are shared, where historic buildings are being restored and everything just naturally fits together.
We’re proud of Little Kelham. You will be too.
Kelham Island, once the beating heart of the Sheffield steel industry is the perfect place for our first large scale sustainable development.
We admit, there was a stroke of luck in our choice of location two years ago as Kelham Island has grown organically around us to be recently voted in the top 10 hippest places to live in the UK by the Sunday Times and Travel Supermarket.
When complete, Little Kelham will comprise of 241 low carbon 1-4 bedroom homes plus a variety of creative spaces, shops, cafes and galleries.
Just the facts
The “City of Makers”, it’s what Sheffield has always been known for and we have no intention of changing that with our commercial spaces at Little Kelham.
We’ve taken two of the buildings steeped in this history, Eagle Works and Green Lane Works, and collaborated with Historic England to bring them back to life with all the sustainable features you’d expect from a Citu Place.
We’ve also developed new spaces, and placed them in carefully selected locations across the development.
If you're looking for a digitally-enabled, sustainable retail, office or creative workshop space that helps you to reduce your carbon footprint then you'll find what you need in Little Kelham.
What you'll find in Little Kelham:
When you regenerate an area with great history, it's really important to maintain the best elements of the past while making them relevant to new generations.
That's exactly what we've done with Green Lane Works and Eagle Works, two behemoths of Sheffield's industrial past.
Built in 1835, Eagle Works was used to make files and refine steel. In 1864 WK Peace & Co decided to leave the site and move across the River Don to a new factory. They took the Eagle Works name with them, the old site was renamed Horseman Works, later becoming part of Globe Steel Works.
World’s Fair Newspaper on 5th Feb 1916 tells of an elephant working for one of Sheffield’s firms, “striding along with ease drawing a load of iron to a munitions works”. Lizzie, the legendary elephant was purchased to replace horses conscripted by the military.
We won't be bringing back an elephant to site, but we will be bringing the amazing industrial buildings back to life so that they can once again live at the heart of the community.