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    Park Hill


    Forged in Sheffield

    Streets in the Sky

    Park Hill is a Brutalist, concrete icon, and the largest listed building in Europe.

    Standing proudly at the top of hill overlooking Sheffield city centre Park Hill was a utopian vision, created in 1961 to create a new community for families. Its distinctive ‘streets in the sky’ – spaces outside each home that were wide enough for a milk float to do doorstep deliveries – were places in which families congregated and life thrived.

    Fast forward to 2022, and Park Hill’s well on its way to being that place; The Sunday Times recently cited the building as somewhere helping to make Sheffield the ‘Capital of Cool’.

    The community here is growing thanks to already completed phases, including the 260 fully occupied, mixed tenures homes that we completed in Park Hill’s first phase. Those brilliantly-designed, award-winning duplexes stand above ten contemporary workspaces on the ground floor – including the Grace Owen Nursery and popular café South Street Kitchen – a tasty and popular addition to the neighbourhood.

    In 2019, Alumno Developments completed accommodation for students here, providing homes for 356 students and the handy Park Hill Provisions convenience store in an area known as Beton House (Beton being the French word for concrete; clever ‘eh).

    In 2022, we completed our latest fully sold-out phase of homes at Park Hill. A ‘muted’ approach saw softer colours used on the building’s façade, again allowing for this phase to have its own identity – one that was designed by Stirling Prize winning architects Mikhail Riches. Comprising of 195 homes and 20,000 sq ft of mixed-use workspace.

    What next you say? For Phase 4 of Park Hill we will again be working with Mikhail Richies overseeing the see the creation of another 124 homes including 24 affordable homes and 4,800 sq ft of commercial space and that’s not all as we are also working on plans for the fifth and final phase of Park Hill in the background.

    Find out more about Park Hill from the awesome people who make this community; these are the stories of the people already living and working here.

    You can still be a part of this neighbourhood with some homes available for rent, and a few workspaces left to base your business. Get in touch on the details below to find out more.

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    Availability - Homes

    Only a few homes are left at Park Hill, register your details now to view these homes with one of our team, or call 0333 666 9999.

    Homes for sale and to rent

    New workspaces available now

    Looking for an iconic business address in Sheffield, we’ve got spaces up to 3,750 sq ft available for sale and rent ideal for restaurants, shops, office and leisure uses.

    And that’s not all! Whether your organisation is big or small each space is fitted to shell so you can make your own mark.

    Here at Park Hill we’ve cultivated a crackin’ place to live, work and play for the 21st Century; hundreds of beautifully designed homes occupied by great people, landscaped surrounds, awesome amenities and all just a couple of minutes’ walk from the centre of the city.

    Businesses here are in great company; South Street Kitchen is a delicious deli-bar-restaurant, Park Hill Provisions is our on site convenience store, we’ve recently welcomed Sheffield’s very own Nest in their new showroom and this summer there will be chance to meet all the neighbours when The Pearl, Park Hill's new local opens her doors.

    If you’re interested in joining this fantastic community register your interest, or call our commercial team on 0333 666 0000.

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    People of Park Hill

    Find out more about Park Hill from the awesome people who make this community; these are the stories of the people already living and working here.


    Beautiful Brutalism

    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 or more.

    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 1980's 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.

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    Meet the designers

    Mikhail Riches

    Mikhail Richies are UK leaders in environmental and socially inclusive design across multiple sectors – including Housing, Education, Mixed-Use, Masterplanning, Leisure & Retrofit.

    Studio Egret West

    Studio Egret West was established in November 2004 to offer strategy with architectural specificity, and specificity within an overall strategy. It believes that the way forward is the osmosis between planning and architecture. Studio Egret West is just this.


    Hawkins\Brown asks questions, listens carefully and then thinks hard before putting pen to paper. Our broad experience of building has given us the skills, knowledge and drive to design and manage complex schemes like Park Hill in Sheffield, Corby Civic Hub and the design and construction of the New Biochemistry building for Oxford University.


    To date we have won over 475 awards for architecture, regeneration, marketing and enterprise.

    Check out some of the recent awards Park Hill has won below.

    Project / Client

    Northern Housing Awards 2023 - Best Retrofit Initiative

    Park Hill
    02 May 2023

    AJ Retrofit Awards 2023 - Retrofit of the Year

    Park Hill
    04 April 2023

    AJ Retrofit Awards 2023 - Listed Building (£5m and over)

    Park Hill
    04 April 2023

    AJ Retrofit Awards 2023 - Housing

    Park Hill
    04 April 2023

    Sheffield Design Awards 2022 - Conservation Award

    Park Hill
    11 November 2022

    Sheffield Design Awards 2022 - RSS Residential Award

    Park Hill
    11 November 2022

    British Homes Awards 2022 - Judges award for excellence

    Park Hill
    30 September 2022

    British Homes Awards 2022 - Regeneration Scheme of the Year

    Park Hill
    30 September 2022

    Inside Housing Development Awards 2022 - Best regeneration project

    Park Hill
    30 September 2022

    Northern Housing Awards 2022 - Partnering Scheme of the Year, Urban Splash x Places for People

    Park Hill
    13 June 2022


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