• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

sheffield retail services

Extracts from this document...


Sheffield retail services The Devonshire quarter Introduction- Located directly west of Sheffield's city centre, the Devonshire Quarter is half a square mile of cosmopolitan chic. It is home to a vibrant mix of nationally acclaimed award-winning shops, cafe-bars, restaurants and apartments and even has its own spa! The unique character of the Devonshire Quarter has been forged over the past decade to create an alternate and happening place to live, shop, wine and dine... Fresh fashion boutiques, independent music stores, design shops and destination bars line the route from the city hall through to the stunning new residential and retail development, West One. The focal point of the area is the Devonshire Green, which comes alive in the summer. Here you will find city livers and workers alike chilling out in the evening sun whilst cool kids play in the skate park. Created by Sheffield's up-and-coming entrepreneurs and forward thinking inhabitants, the Devonshire Quarter is a wonderful fusion of urban style and 21st Century city living that is full of life night and day. ...read more.


The Devonshire Quarter has been developed on a 19th century street grid and this offers a high degree of legibility and permeability. The development of Glossop Road saw the area evolve as residential and commercial area based around the traditional light industries such as cutlery making. The typical built form reflected the early industrial uses of the area and consisted of terraced housing, factories and little master's workshops. The character of the quarter changed in the post-war period as slum clearances saw the demolition of the majority of its residential areas, leaving a patchwork of vacant sites amongst the failing industrial uses. However, some important clusters of buildings of industrial heritage remain, around Division Street, Milton Street and Trafalgar Street. Division Street is now establishing itself as a predominately residential mixed use location with specialist shopping, leisure and entertainment facilities. Aberdeen Court on Division Street is good example of adaptive reuse of industrial buildings, now accommodating small independent commercial and retail units. There is also the modern mixed use development West One, an imposing building of 7-8 storeys which terminates the vista along Division Street. ...read more.


The developments are extremely beneficial to the younger generation of Sheffield as it provides housing and a lot of retail facilities to suit all tastes. But in general the whole of Sheffield has benefited from the changes because it generally a lot nicer place to visit and look at. There aren't very many problems caused by the changes apart from the attraction of young people has brought with it a slight vandalism problem that is quite easily controlled. In the future the Devonshire quarter will continue to grow and expand and generally just modernise along with time. Conclusion- I think the Devonshire quarter is a fantastic example of retail services in Sheffield it has anything, anyone would want in a small area. It is a massive benefit to Sheffield as not only has it got great retail facilities but it hosts numerous more great things to do. It is also close to the train station so its uniqueness attracts people to spend money and perhaps visit Sheffield again. ?? ?? ?? ?? Maisie Dolan 10DPA 1 Geography Coursework - Sheffield Services - Retail - Devonshire Quarter ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Physical Geography section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Physical Geography essays

  1. Morpeth Coursework

    Air pollution Individual This data will add on to my existing information and I can expand on my answer. Using cotton wool to test air pollution is another method of testing air pollution. Noise Pollution Group This data will help me answer if the survey sites are quiet and peaceful or noisy and polluted.

  2. A comparison of two retail spheres of influence

    However, there are only a few stores of each high order store brand. Like Christian Dior, there aren't any Christian Dior in Repulse Bay or Stanley. Therefore, for the high order shop, people are willing to travel; hence, the Sphere of Influence is larger.

  1. Investigating - 'The bigger the Shopping Centre, the greater the Market Area.'

    This is exactly true as nearly all of the people that I found from the questionnaire came from the 0 - 0.4km range The Market Area for Acocks Green was 23.75km2; most of the visitors came from up to the 3km2 ranges.

  2. Analysis of The Maer at exmouth, coursework

    I have labelled on the different land uses, including the cricket pitch, tennis courts and barbeque area. It also shows the sandy paths that have been worn away by pedestrians using The Maer, as there are no foot paths as such.

  1. Geography Coursework, Thailand

    Also, because many tourism agencies would give packages to many tourists, giving them a trip throughout Thailand, many tourists would just visit Chiang Mai for a few days and continue their trip to other places in Thailand. 2. Most Tourists stay in Chiang Mai for a maximum of one week.

  2. Shops and services Affecting House Prices

    But in addition they have (Watford in particular) National Rail links, dozens of bus/coach services to other parts of South East England as well as local areas. It also has proximity to the M25 and other major A-roads. This means that accessibility to its CBD (Central Business District)

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work