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SHEFFIELD FACT FILE

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POPULATION 530,3000

POLITICS

City Council: 50 Labour, 36 Liberal Democrats, 1 Conservative

DEVELOPMENT BODIES

There are four designated Single Regeneration Budget areas

UNIVERSITIES

University of Sheffield: School of Architecture has approximately 215 undergraduates and 40 postgraduates

Sheffield Hallam University has a school of construction and a design section

EMPLOYMENT

Workforce 205,000

The largest employers are: administration; health; education - 55,000; services - 46,000; manufacturing - 42,000 (the majority of companies are connected to the steel industry)

UNEMPLOYMENT

19,000, or 8.5 percent

TRANSPORT

Sheffield Airport connects the city to other uk destinations.

There is an urban tram system

LAND AND PREMISES

Office accommodation £80-120/m2, industrial £30-40/m2, retail £1000-1500/m2, average four-bed house approx. £85,000

ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICES

27 riba-registered practices. The largest are: hlm Design (20 architects), Building Design Partnership (13 architects), Trent Architecture + Design (10 architects)

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