Park Hill studio space

In 2016 I undertook a £550K project to convert 4,300 square feet of space at Park Hill into a unique studio space that would support collaborative and Agile working.

 3D digital model of the studio space split over three floors

3D digital model of the studio space split over three floors



Background

Park Hill is a giant, concrete Brutalist structure that started life as a bustling new home for council tenants in the late 1950s. It was one of the most ambitious inner-city housing projects of its era and has become something of a local landmark. Controversially it was Grade II listed in 1998 making it the largest listed building in Europe.

Three-metre-wide communal walkways – known as the "streets in the sky" promoted by Le Corbusier's Unité d'Habitation – were designed as a modern replacement for the cobbled terraces of the former slums. They were wide enough to let a milk float go by or to allow children to play outdoor games, and were planned to encourage neighbours to interact with one another as they might on a regular street.

Sadly, Park Hill soon became notorious for its crime and drug problems. The building was eventually condemned as a concrete eyesore and is hated by many in Sheffield. Over the past few years, award-winning property developers, Urban Splash, have taken it on as a huge regeneration project and made some of the space available for commercial use, alongside residential and social housing.

Park Hill in the 1960's


Results


Outside the new office


The unit is currently let until April 2021. If you are interested in leasing the space please do click here to get in touch.