Park Hill in Sheffield is historically important as one of Britain’s first completed and vastly ambitious schemes of post-war slum clearance. Designed by Jack Lynn and Ivor Smith in the 1950s, it pioneered modern building techniques, great space standards, and an integrated district heating system, as well as its iconic ‘streets in the sky’, which aimed to recreate the community spirit of traditional streets within a high rise development. It received Grade II listing in 1998, making it the largest listed structure in Europe and is now being regenerated with a phased refurbishment, bringing love, life and pride back to the Sheffield icon to make it a genuinely vibrant and sustainable community for the 21st century.
Park Hill Estate \
Published in Eco Living, Oct 2013