Projects / Park Hill

Park Hill

Working in collaboration with our client, Urban Splash, and design team members Studio Egret West and Grant Associates, we are bringing love, life and pride back to the Sheffield icon to make it a genuinely vibrant and sustainable community for the 21st century. Phase 1 was shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize 2013.

The first phase of 78 apartments was  given a thorough face-lift and remodelled to 21st Century standards. The existing concrete frame was repaired and a new façade installed including the iconic ‘Streets In The Sky’. As well as saving an icon, figures compiled show that refurbishing the scheme has prevented 4 football stadia of material being taken to landfill and that the embodied energy in the concrete frame is equivalent to 3 weeks energy output from a power station.

At the lower levels of the building, the essential ingredients of a proper community will be combined with a new ‘high street’ of local shops, bars, pubs and restaurants.  A new landscape will revitalize the public realm for residents and visitors alike and reconnect Park Hill with the city.

In January 2013 the first new residents and commercial tenants moved in, and with this defining moment the building started a new phase in its life.

Urban Splash
Sheffield City Council
Great Places Housing Group
English Heritage
Funder Clients
Urban Splash / Sheffield City Council / Great Places Housing Group / English Heritage
RIBA Stirling Prize 2013 - Shortlist
AJ Retrofit Awards 2013, Housing - Shortlist
British Construction Industry Awards 2013, Building Project of the Year £3m-£50m - Shortlist
Housing Design Awards 2013, Completed Schemes Category - Shortlist
RIBA 2013 National Award - Winner
RIBA 2013 Yorkshire Region Award - Winner
RIBA 2013 Conservation Award - Winner
RICS Awards 2012,
Pro Yorkshire Region
Conservation Category - Winner
The Green Apple Awards 2012 for the Built Environment and Architectural Heritage - Gold Award
The Sunday Times British Home Awards 2012, Conversion, Restoration or Refurbishment Category-Shortlist
WAF Awards 2011, Future Projects, Residential Category - Shortlist
AJ Retrofit Awards 2010, Future Project Award - Winner
Mail on Sunday British Homes Award 2008 Housing Project of the Year - Commendation