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Work starts on site for third phase at Park Hill!

By JordanBrowzer 05 Jun 2019

Work has started on the third phase at Park Hill, Sheffield's landmark on the skyline and one of the world's most high profile regeneration projects.

The Phase 3 block will see existing flats converted into 356 student bedrooms, ready for students to move into in September 2020. The block will be called Béton House, Park Hill.

Potted History

Park Hill is a popular and regularly visited by students from across the world with a design eye due to its iconic brutalist architecture. Built between 1957 and 1961, Park Hill was designed by Sheffield City Council's young architects Jack Lynn and Ivor Smith. Their design was modelled on the famous Unité d' Habitation in Marseille, south of France, designed by Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier, one of the pioneers of modern architecture. Park Hill was given Grade II* listed status in 1998 making it Europe's largest listed building in Europe.

Park Hill Phases

Phase 1 of Park Hill which includes a mix of flats and workspace was shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize for architecture in 2013. Phase 2 also started construction in 2019 also providing more flats and workspace for Sheffield residents.

Phase 4 was recently submitted for planning approval and if approved will see a new cultural centre delivered alongside new flats, which some have called the 'Barbican of the North'.

Park Hill is a 7 minute walk from Sheffield Hallam University City Campus.

"Park Hill is a grand old lady who came on hard times. She just wants to wash her face and put on a new frock, and she'll be out there!" Grenville Squires, Park Hill's former caretaker (Source: BBC News)

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