New homes, workspaces and public realm planned – as Park Hill phase 4 is given the green light
Urban Splash and Places for People, the award-winning joint development partners restoring Park Hill in Sheffield, have secured planning approval for the creation of a new phase of homes, workspaces and public realm at the iconic scheme.
The Grade II Listed structure has undergone extensive redevelopment over the last decade, a period in which the joint venture partners have overseen the creation of 455 new homes, accommodation for 356 students, more than 50,000 sq ft of workspace, and extensive landscaping and green spaces for residents.
Now, having been given the green light by Sheffield City Council, a fourth phase will be developed comprising 125 apartments – 20% of which will be affordable. The phase has been designed by Stirling Prize winning architects and designers of Park Hill’s second phase Mikhail Riches, with an aesthetic that embraces Park Hill’s original concrete, Brutalist features.
The approved designs also comprise new public realm, EV charging, a car club and bike storage, promoting sustainable transport at the neighbourhood as Steve Thomas – development manager at Park Hill – explained: “We are excited to take forward our vision for this next stage of Park Hill. This building is culturally and architecturally significant for Sheffield, and for a long time now we have committed to bringing it back to life, nurturing a new community and giving the city a new place in which to live, work and play.
“Landscaping and public realm have been key to that, and this planning approval is the culmination of engagement and listening to residents over the summer, taking on board their desires and ensuring that we evolved our plans to give the community what it needs – not just more well-designed homes and great amenities – but green spaces and facilities that encourage sustainable travel.
“Through open dialogue, and building on what’s already been achieved at Park Hill, we have put sustainability and green space at the heart of this newest phase and are looking forward to moving forward with the project in the coming months.”
The new phase will also include 4,700 sq ft of ground floor commercial space for businesses looking join those already operating out of Park Hill – companies like interior designers Nest, the Grace Owen Nursery, and the Pearl at Park Hill pub. Such companies occupy the 30,000 sq ft of space that’s already fully let in Park Hill’s first phase, as well as recently completed spaces in the second phase; Steve continued: “It’s great to see residents and businesses alike choosing to call Park Hill their home.
“This new commercial space will be some of the last at the building, giving local companies a final chance to join our budding ecosystem, creating jobs and new opportunities in this thriving part of town.”
Urban Splash and Places for People have worked in joint venture partnership on the development of Park Hill since 2013, since receiving 33 awards for their efforts in creating a new place in which hundreds of people now live and work. The pair will commence construction on the new phase early in 2024.