Sheffield Employment Tribunal

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Sheffield Employment Tribunal
14 East Parade
Sheffield
S1 2ET

DX: 742940 Leeds 75

Email: leedset@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: 0113 245 9741
Fax: 01264 785 136


SOLICITORS HELPLINE 0345 515 0362






Sheffield Information

Sheffield is a metropolitan borough and city in South Yorkshire which derived its name from the River Sheaf that runs through its centre. Sheffield has grown a largely industrial base to embody a broad economic infrastructure.

Whilst Sheffield city population is estimated at 500,000 people, the total metropolitan area has more than 1.5 million inhabitants. Sheffield is the 8th largest English regional city within the Core Cities Group.

Steel production earned Sheffield international prestige in the 1800s. Many local innovations including stainless and crucible steel, fuelled a near tenfold increase in the city's population through the Industrial Revolution. It received a municipal charter in 1843 and became an official city in 1893. The city builders, in order to keep up with population growth stacked buildings back-to-back and side-to-side, resulting in George Orwell proclaiming it 'the ugliest town in the Old World'.

Global rivalries in steel and iron production coupled with a near collapse in coal mining in the UK caused a decrease in local traditional industry in the Sheffield area starting in the 1970s and continuing through the 1980s.

In the new millennium, Sheffield as well as most cities in the United Kingdom has seen considerable redevelopment with a near 60% increase in the gross value of manufactured goods. Its economy experienced an estimated annual growth of near five percent, which was greater than the wider region that consists of Yorkshire and the Humber.

Sheffield is situated within the valley created by River Don and four tributaries, Porter Brook, the Loxley, the Sheaf, and the Rivelin. Sheffield consists of more than 60 percent green space with nearly one third of the city within a national park (Peak District). More than 250 gardens, parks, and woodlands lie within the city, giving it the largest ratio of people to trees of any European city.