About Us

About Us

At SDP Student Homes we have been providing the students of Sheffield with fantastic homes for over 25 Years. Formally a Sheffield College student, our founder Symon Donovan believed he could improve the quality of student housing in Sheffield and in 1992 he embarked on doing so. Fast-forward and we now offer over 70 fabulous student homes and have a great mix of traditional student houses and snazzy flats in exciting developments, all in central locations.

We won the SNUG LANDLORD OF THE YEAR award Sheffield City Council’s Landlord Awards in 2017 & in 2019. In 2019 we also won an award for providing outstanding customer service and a special recognition award for our Property Manager for always going above and beyond for our tenants. We were nominated for these awards by our tenants so they mean a lot to us. It is really encouraging knowing that so many tenants have positive things to say about us!

All of our student homes are well-equipped, fully furnished and are let on convenient inclusive rents covering utilities, TV licence & fibre broadband, all our tenants have to do is move in and let us take care of the rest! Our office is within walking distance from all our student homes and the team are always on hand to help wherever they can and are always up for a chinwag. Our dedicated Maintenance Manager is never far away so if any repairs need carrying out we’ve got that covered too!

Although our awards and experience make a great case to choose us, our developments are really what set us apart from other student landlords. All renovated from a once thriving historical building which was sadly left unoccupied and stuck in time before Symon found them and put his hard hat on. We offer great flats in an array of different buildings such as former pubs, steelworks and even an army barracks. Each development has it’s own unique identity and back story, making them really exciting places to live.



Lettings Manager


Property Consultant


Maint. Manager