The Ecclesall Road Centre is located within The Portergate building, Sheffield's premier business address. Despite its town centre location the terraced courtyard area offers an oasis of calm, creating a relaxing, airy atmosphere. Sheffield is the UK's fourth largest city, famous for its steel industry and close to the UK's industrial heartland. It is home to a diverse mixture of manufacturing and service industries, as well as several strategic government departments and it is an exceptional place to locate a business. The city has been independently benchmarked as one of the UK's most cost effective locations in terms of property and staff costs. It also has an international reputation for innovation and quality in both business and technology in fields including e-learning, games development, advanced manufacturing and materials, medical devices, sustainable energy and sport.