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Dun Works: Kelham Island Living

by Now Then Sheffield
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There's so much to like about Kelham Island, it's not hard to see why people want to make it their permanent home. We sat down for a chat with Hannah from South Yorkshire Housing Association to find out more about Dun Works and what it has to offer.

Firstly, can you tell us a little bit about the history of Dun Works and what makes it such a unique place to live?

Dun Works was established in 2016 and it was a landmark deal for over 200 apartments to be built in Kelham Island. The development is a partnership between South Yorkshire Housing Association and Cheyne Capital Management's Social Property Impact Fund.

Over a third of the properties will be available to rent at 'sub-market level' to people earning less than £25,000 a year. This is the first deal of its kind nationally for a housing association.

What's great is that we've been able to salvage 36,000 of the original bricks from the building façade along with sills, lintels and the metal signage. These will be used in the construction of the new façade on Dun Fields and Green Lane. We wanted to retain as much of its Sheffield heritage as possible, so some of the original signage has been re-erected and a Crucible Kiln is also being restored.

Kelham Island has become a real destination spot, what do you think it is about the area that makes it so appealing?

Firstly, it's got to be the people who have made Kelham such a vibrant and appealing place. They bring so much life and energy to the area and all work hard to create a community. We want to help keep it that way.

Kelham Island has so much to offer. Not only is it close to all the fantastic things in the centre - museums, theatres and event venues, but it has its own amazing variety of eateries, bars, independent shops and events. And, it's close to transport links making it easy to get around the city.

At Dun Works we also really love that Kelham has combined the old and new. It showcases its heritage but still brings a modern feel to the area.

Who is Dun Works for, and what would you say to someone thinking of choosing Dun Works for their next home?

We want Dun Works to be a community, so that anyone who loves Kelham and its bustling, vibrant atmosphere will want to live there.

For someone choosing Dun Works for their next home - go for it! We've got studio, one and two-bed apartments to choose from and everything you need is just a stone's throw away.

There are so many fantastic eateries, bars and independent shops close by, not to mention the great transport links. There's even a gym. So, whether you bike, walk, use public transport or have your own car, everything is easy to get to. We even have a handy travel plan on our website if you're new to the area.

You've got a new offering at Dun Works, can you tell us about it? And are there are a variety of rent prices and furniture options for people to choose from?

We've teamed up with The Milestone Group and The Gym Group Sheffield to offer new residents a fantastic lifestyle package.

Anyone signing up for an apartment will get £100 to spend on The Milestone's new app, six months free membership at The Gym and 12 months free Hyperoptic broadband. We wanted to help residents celebrate their new home and, in the process, we've partnered with some great local businesses.

What's great about our development is that we offer a range of rents to suit different incomes - and we're flexible with contract lengths. This is because we want to make Dun Works as accessible as possible.

We also give residents the opportunity to choose a furniture pack. This means that we ensure everything is moved in before they get the keys so they can enjoy their new home without the stress of furniture moving and assembling.

Dun Works is managed by Crucible Sales and Lettings, so for more information or to arrange a viewing give the team a call on 0114 241 3430.

Find out more here.

Flick Jackson

by Now Then Sheffield

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