Magical properties

Peter Bottrill, of property agents Knight Franks, pictured outside his favourite building.
Peter Bottrill, of property agents Knight Franks, pictured outside his favourite building.

Tim Bottrill is partner at Knight Frank, which celebrates 25 years in Sheffield this year. The company provides market leading advice and transaction support to investors and businesses for their property needs across South Yorkshire. Tim lives in Sheffield with his wife, Naomi, and children, Alfie, five, and Rosie, two.

Sheffield Digital Campus

The digital industries are pushing the boundaries of creativity, technology and knowledge - nowhere more so than in Sheffield. incorporating Electric Works, this is one of the most iconic buildings in Sheffield. The design is crisp, clean and very modern. It has a unique feel to provide an excellent working environment through to integrated knowledge hubs. We let all the space in building.

Park Hill Redevelopment

This is such a Marmite scheme – you either love it or hate it. Many people believe it to be a part of Sheffield’s heritage, while others consider it nothing more than an eyesore. I love the way the redevelopment is changing people’s perceptions of the city and proving things can be achieved. Phase one of the scheme has been completed and there are people living and working there. It has shown real commitment and vision, especially in these harsh economic


Hallamshire Tennis and Squash Club

Home to the current Wimbledon men’s doubles champion Jonny Marray and world class squash player Nick Matthew and also to the League 2 racketball in which I have already clocked in one win! I’ve been playing racketball here for more than five years. They call it old man’s squash! It’s played on the same court but with a bigger ball and a smaller racket.

Independent food places

Sheffield is rapidly becoming a real haven for foodies. I love cooking. It’s how I relax. I’m not the biggest fan of eating out at big chains of restaurants, and I love the choice of local, independent food places. At the moment I’m enjoying the joys of Marmadukes Café Deli on Norfolk Row, which serves locally sourced quality food from its kitchen and deli counter and freshly baked bread from the Welbeck estate. I also love Tamper Coffee on Westfield Terrace.

The Peak District

From where I live I can look out over Derwent Edge and Stanage, yet I can be in the city centre within minutes. The combination of fantastic countryside and easy city centre access is why many people love Sheffield. Further afield, my latest outdoor challenge, in June, will be to complete the Bob Graham Round with two mates, Tom Storer and Simon Stokes. It’s a circuit of 42 fells in the Lake District including the 3,000-foot peaks of Skiddaw, Helvellyn, Scafell and Scafell Pike. It’s named after Bob Graham, a Keswick guest-house owner, who in 1932 set the record for the number of Lakeland fells traversed in 24 hours which he held until 1960. We won’t be doing it in 24 hours though! We’re adding another 48!

Proper pubs

I have undertaken serious research on the topic and scoured the city for some of the finest examples of real ale. My favourites include the five pubs within walking distance around Kelham Island - the Kelham Island Tavern (twice CAMRA National Pub of the Year), the Fat Cat, Wellington, Ship Inn and Milestone. It is also home to the Kelham Island Brewery (brewers of Pale Rider, among others).Que sim fuga. Nequid undebit aectem simin rest, solupti andignis ime lit essitatiur, quodis as aut quosa aliqui bla nobit ut ad mod quam que nes explam aborem experibus nobitat autem reptusci tem quas vel inverorrum, et re cumet quunti as et endit quiam iliat accus maxim qui idigent escim