Guide to area’s changing attractions

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THE attractions of a rapidly changing former industrial area of Sheffield have been detailed in a new guide book.

Hidden Kelham lists activities, pubs, cafes and restaurants in Kelham Island which has been transformed over the past decade through a series of business and residential developments.

The area has become home to a thriving arts scene and recently achieved recognition from the USA, where the New York Times mentioned the area’s real ale houses in a list of places to visit in 2014.

The guide has been published by Citu, the development company behind Little Kelham, a project which will see 150 eco-­friendly houses being built on the site of the former Green Lane Works and Eagle Works.

Its scheme also includes the renovation of existing buildings to be used as arts and office space and a boutique hotel.

The 118­-page book includes sections on cafes, pubs, restaurants, shops, attractions, activities, events and architecture.

Aisling Ramshaw, marketing director from Citu, said: “There are plenty of well known attractions in Kelham Island, like the museum, The Fat Cat pub and The Milestone, but there are also dozens of lesser-­known places for people to visit and enjoy.

“Hopefully the guide will be of use both to families thinking of moving to the area and to people who want to visit Kelham Island for the day or for a night out.”

Howard Wade, owner of The Grind cafe in Green Lane, said: “Kelham Island is an urban village and there is a real mixture of young people, families and artisan businesses which are popping up all over the place.”

The guide, which costs £2.50, is available from shops and cafes around Kelham Island, as well as Kelham Island Museum. Ten pence from every copy will go to housing charity Nomad.