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Plans Submitted for Sheffield’s Park Hill

Posted by Richard Ward in

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Plans have now been submitted for the next phase in the redevelopment of Sheffield's Park Hill flats, providing 74 student accommodation units with a total of 356 bedrooms.

Alumno Student Developments Limited and Urban Splash are also looking to create a mixed-use commercial space around South Block, along with car parking spaces and cycle storage.

The first phase of the development saw the regeneration of 263 flats, which was completed in March 2016.

Documents submitted as part of the application said: "Park Hill is one of the most important post war housing schemes in Britain, reflecting the influence of European multi storey architecture and a key component of Sheffield's cityscape."

"Built in the early 1960s by the Corporation of Sheffield (now Sheffield City Council), the estate in its entirety was designated Grade II-listed by Historic England) in 1998, in recognition of its character as archetypical of the Brutalist style of the era."

"Key features such as the balconies, the 'streets', the balustrades and the stairs are to be retained and refurbished, ensuring the original design of Park Hill remains prominent as part of the new student accommodation use."

"Colours are also added to walls and soffits so as to re-imagine the theme established in the original building design."