Planning proposals are to be submitted for phase two of the regeneration of the iconic Park Hill flats housing estate following a public consultation. According to developer Urban Splash a planning application will go ahead towards the end of April with the aim of commencing work in the summer. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Mark Latham or Urban Splash.
The Sheffield homelessness charity, Roundabout, have opened their ‘Number 11’ refurbished flats at the charities hostel on St Barnabas Road. The ribbon was cut by Sheffield Lord Mayor, Councillor Denis Fox together with a young resident of the flats. Number 11 consists of five self-contained flats with eight bedrooms, next door to the main hostel. The charity provides emergency and medium-stay accommodation for homeless single young people, aged 16 to 21. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Scott Clark, hostel team leader at Roundabout.
Regeneration of Park Hill flats is to be completed within five years, according to developers Urban Splash. The company confirmed that they have reached agreement with Sheffield City Council to finish work on Europe’s largest listed building. The remaining redevelopment will see creation of another 210 apartments and 330 student housing units. Renovation on the site started in 2007. The estate originally opened in 1961 and was seen as the most ambitious inner city housing schemes of its time. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!