The second phase of the Park Hill flats redevelopment has been launched with the unveiling of Sculpture Park Hill, part of a new public artspace. The first commission and the only permanent work planned for the 3.5 acre site are a series of disc-shaped concrete plinths. The Park Hill Plinths have been designed through a collaboration between artist Keith Wilson and landscape architect Tim Osborne. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!
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.
Sheffield Tent City, the camp set up outside Park Hill flats has packed up as residents have now been offered alternative accommodation. A solitary tent and an old caravan remain on the site set up to provide a safe place to sleep for the city’s homeless and raise public awareness of homelessness. The initiative was boosted by donations of food and blankets from the general public. Sheffield City Council has offered accommodation to all of the Tent City residents. Organiser Anthony Cunningham has pledged to set up a new shelter for the homeless. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!
Sheffield’s ‘Tent City’, set up outside Park Hill flats to assist some of the local homeless, has been benefiting from donations and support from the general public. Appeals launched on social media have encouraged people to bring food, clothes, medical supplies and bedding. Sheffield Live! reporter Simon Thake spoke with a mother and daughter volunteering team.
A group of homeless people in Sheffield have set up camp on a patch of land in front of Park Hill flats. Dubbed ‘Sheffield Tent City’, the camp holds around a dozen tents providing shelter and access to food and provisions. The camp was organised by homelessness campaigner Anthony Cunningham to give rough sleepers somewhere to go and for charities and services to find people who need their help. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!
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!