Central Quay.
At the heart of it all.

Whatever you’re looking for from your university experience, you’ll find it here at Central Quay.

We’ve created a safe, friendly and fun home environment, with comfortable, high-quality rooms and apartments and loads facilities and services on top to help you settle in.

Set beside the tranquil waterfront in the middle of Kelham Island, surrounded by independent bars, shops, cafés and restaurants, we’re just a 20 minute walk from both Sheffield Hallam and Sheffield University and close to the city centre too, with excellent public transport links, so you can get where you need to be in no time at all.

We’re perfectly placed in the heart of the action and close to what matters most to you

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Kelham Island

Rooted in Sheffield’s industrial history and leading the way as one of the town’s trendiest and most exciting areas, we’re proud to call Kelham Island our home. A close-knit community, rich in culture and heritage, Kelham Island draws people from all over Sheffield to enjoy its many bars, shops and restaurants. Feeling peckish? Take a stroll along the waterfront to Craft & Dough for some of their delicious artisan pizza and wash it down with some real craft ale from the oldest brewery in Sheffield, Kelham Island Brewery. If you’re in the mood to shop, Kelham Island Books and Music is a great place to flick through records and discover new things, whilst the Kelham Island Museum – a steelmaking history museum with interactive galleries – offers a fascinating way to spend an afternoon.

Study Space

Need a bit of peace and quiet to hit that deadline? We’ve got you covered. There’s no need to traipse over to your university library, our large study room is the perfect place to plug in, get your head down and get stuff done. Fully serviced by super-fast WIFI, you can either work solo or study with friends around our communal desks.

Onsite gym

Fancy a workout? Then get ready to break a sweat and feel the burn at our state-of-the-art, onsite gym. Free to use, it’s fully kitted out with everything you need to stay fit and healthy, from treadmills to yoga matts.


Safe, secure parking

Your safety is our biggest priority and that goes for your belongings and personal possessions too. We’ve got secure, underground car-parking options onsite, and if you book a room with us for 2019-20, you’ll get a space absolutely free. Terms and conditions apply.

We’re a family

We’re one big family here at Central Quay, from our residents to our close-knit support team, who are on hand 24/7 to help you with whatever you need. Your wellbeing is very important to us and we want you to feel safe and reassured at all times. We’re not just here to put a roof over your heads, we’re here to empower and support you to reach your full potential. You can reach out and talk to us at any time about anything, whether you have a significant issue or just fancy a good chat.

Special offers and promotions, just for you

Book a room for 2019-20 and take advantage of one of our many special offers for a limited time only. Get more from your stay at Central Quay by referring a friend and receive a £50 Amazon voucher, or rebook and refer a friend and you’ll receive 2 weeks off your rent payment for next year. You could also get your hands on free onsite parking! Terms and conditions apply. Find out more here.

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Don’t just take our word for it…

“The staff are always so friendly and helpful – always on top of any issues that occur. It’s a great place to live.”
Anum, Plymouth.
“Central Quay is splendid - absolutely marvelous! It’s got a warm, homely feeling and the staff play a leading role in making this come about. Friendly, always ready to assist and always sorting any issues out immediately. It’s Home.”
Anthony, London.
“I think this place is great, just two minutes from town and uni with friendly staff willing to help at the drop of a hat. Any problems get sorted within 24hrs.”
Ron, Coventry.
“The service provided by reception staff and the caretakers is excellent – everyone is friendly and helpful.”
Nirali, Liverpool.