Urban Splash to redevelop Sheffield’s landmark Park Hill
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December 17 2004Sheffield City Council and English Partnerships have appointed Urban Splash as the preferred developer partner for the redevelopment of the Park Hill housing estate. Park Hill is the largest Grade II listed building in Britain, and the regeneration scheme will involve permanent repairs to the historic details of the exterior, permanent structural repairs, and the refurbishment of the interior. The intention is to create a mixed-use sustainable development that will include owner occupied housing, social rented properties managed by the Manchester Methodist Housing Group, and business and community space.
Leader of Sheffield City Council, Councillor Jan Wilson, said: “We really liked Urban Splash’s innovative approach including their ideas for working with the community to retain the best aspects of Park Hill. We believe that they give us the best chance of making the project work and we will now spend the next four months working with them on the details of their proposal. I am pleased that Urban Splash have impressed tenants and existing residents enough to secure their support for the proposals.”