Iconic Sheffield Burtons building to go under the hammer

Attercliffe Road

An iconic art deco building in Sheffield’s Attercliffe area is to go up for auction this month.

The imposing former Burtons store on Attercliffe Road, which covers 6,000 sq ft across three floors and was built in the early 1930s, will be included in an online property auction held by Sheffield auctioneer Mark Jenkinson, part of Eddisons, on 24 April. The landmark property, which has many original art deco features, has been given a £350,000 guide price.

Adrian Little of Mark Jenkinson said: “Historically, Burtons had a huge presence in Sheffield, with the company’s headquarters and five tailoring shops here by 1913. Attercliffe Road alone had two Burtons stores and this iconic building is well known as a striking gateway to Sheffield for people coming into the city from junction 34 of the M1.

“The property has been through several different identities since its time as a Burtons shop and it would be fantastic if a buyer could be found to give the building a new lease of life and create another asset for this up-and-coming area of the city.”

Nearby to the former Burtons store, located on the corner of Vicarage Road and Attercliffe Road, the former Banner department store, also built in the 1930s, was acquired by developer Citu at the end of last year. The firm has also submitted plans for a 1,000-home residential development, Attercliffe Waterside, less than a mile from the Burtons store site.

“There’s no doubt this area of the city is seeing some really positive developments and this has definitely increased interest in this unique old building from investors who can see its potential,” added Adrian.

Next month’s auction, which includes the former Burtons store at 783-787 Attercliffe Road in Sheffield, along with around 100 other properties and plots of land, has new lots added daily and will be held on 24 April at

About the Author

Over the last 40 years Adrian has been involved in the sale by auction of over 10,000 properties in the Yorkshire and Humber region, ranging from small sites and ground rents to large industrial estates and residential investments. He has been most fortunate to have sold many landmark buildings throughout the region and is particularly interested in properties that require modernisation, restoration or redevelopment.

Having spent many hours on the rostrum at Bramall Lane, he saw the incredibly successful transition to online auctions seeing some £100m of residential, commercial, agricultural and industrial lots being sold for private, corporate and local authority clients. In March 2023, he joined Eddisons and Pugh & Co to forward this success and continue to offer personal service with a larger national presence .