Read what Park Hill is all about
Park Hill is going to be like no other
place. Iconic is an overused term, but it really does apply to Park Hill.
Completed in 1961, the Grade II* Listed Park Hill (the largest Listed
structure in Europe) is a landmark on the Sheffield skyline atop one of the
city's seven hills immediately to the east of the mainline railway station
and city centre.It already has
character and we want to create a world class landscape, inside and outside
Urban Splash is working with a great design team of architects
(Hawkins-Brown and Studio Egret West) and our public partners – Sheffield
City Council, Transform South Yorkshire, Homes and Communities Agency,
English Heritage and Great Places - to bring love, life
and pride back to this iconic project and make it a genuinely vibrant and
sustainable community for the 21st century.
The great thing about Park Hill is that it's flexible to suit your needs.
Instead of us breaking up the space available into different sizes, we've
left it for you to decide. You know best how your space will work for your
business, and Park Hill can offer you flexible space from 500 sq ft to 21,500
sq ft. Park Hill has always been about the community, and the community is
what makes it a place.
There will be 263 new apartments in the space above on completion of the
first phase. They will all love to have wonderful neighbours downstairs. A
real mix in the ingredients of a proper place for residents and visitors
alike: a 'high street' of local services – butchers, newsagents,
greengrocers, chippy- a doctor's and dentist's, a new home for the fantastic
Grace Owen children's nursery, some great bars, pubs and cafes to make the
most of the great views over the city, a village hall and a village green
complete with oak tree, plus new workspace for businesses, artists or
students, as well as dedicated secure provision for carparking.
Call our commercial team now to register your interest in Park Hill, we can
make it work for you!
Apartments / Office / Retail / Leisure / Layout designed to maximise natural light to every apartment / Streets in the Sky / Iconic building /
40,000 sq ft commercial space / 874 apartments / Many ways to buy / Made in Sheffield / Europe’s largest Listed Building / Design by architects Studio Egret West, Hawkins Brown and Grant Associates /
Community Landscaping / Parkland / Oasis in the City / Offices, shops, bars and restaurants / Spacious one and two bedroom homes / Minutes from Sheffield train station / The best view across the city and beyond to the Peak District and Derbyshire Hills
New homes available now from £90,000
Watch the spiral staircase being installed at Park Hill
How it all began...
This amazing concrete landmark, the most
ambitious inner-city development of its time, was opened in 1961, to replace
slum terraces. It was a hugely popular place to live, with its 'streets in
the sky' and innovative external decks for access.
The original architects Jack Lynn and Ivor Smith's brutalist design created
three different types of apartment above, below and adjacent to the deck to
suit the full range of home owners from single pensioners to families of six
Over time, Park Hill became a victim of circumstance.Conceived in the 50's and delivered
in the 60's, Park Hill emerged into a very different world. By the 1980s Park Hill had become
dilapidated and was no longer a popular place to live. Park Hill caretaker, Grenville Squires, referred affectionately to Park Hill as his grand old lady
who has 'come on hard times. She just wants to wash her face and put on
a new frock, and she'll be out there!'.
The Grade II* listing of the building in 1998 was an acknowledgement of the
architectural significance of Park Hill and was strongly resisted by many at
the time who wanted it to be knocked down. To use a common phrase, Park
Hill's like Marmite: you either love it or hate it!
We accept that Park Hill has its flaws but we believe it's better than a lot
of the mediocrity that is defining our cities in their renaissance race.Besides, getting rid of it is not a
'sustainable' solution, not when it can be saved, repaired and made good
Our plan revolves around making Park Hill a special
place and knitting it in to Sheffield. We think the way to soften its brutality without softening its
character is to create a world class landscape, inside and outside its
We have won lots of awards for our schemes
Here is a selection of some we have won for Park Hill
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