Working in collaboration with their client, Urban Splash, and design team members Studio Egret West and Grant Associates, Hawkins\Brown are bringing love, life and pride back to the Sheffield icon to make it a genuinely vibrant and sustainable community for the 21st century.
The first phase of 78 apartments has been completed and has been given a thorough face-lift and remodelled to 21st Century standards. The existing concrete frame has been repaired and a new façade installed and the iconic ‘Streets In The Sky’ have new balustrading. 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.
This high-profile project hosted the RIBA Stirling Prize “after party” and has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale.
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.