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.