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Apartments in the iconic 1960s grade II-listed Park Hill development in Sheffield set to go on sale

1960s grade II-listed Park Hill development in Sheffield
1960s grade II-listed Park Hill development in Sheffield

As an ex-resident of Sheffield, I know Park Hill very well. An iconic structure in the city for sure, but one with a chequered past. But now Urban Splash has moved in and started a massive redevelopment of the largest listed structure in Europe. Indeed, you can also move in soon, with apartments ready for open sale.

1960s grade II-listed Park Hill development in Sheffield
1960s grade II-listed Park Hill development in Sheffield

Fans of 1960s brutalist architecture might want to put the date of 8th October in their diaries, as that is the date from which you can view the show apartments and sign to own a place on one of the ‘streets in the sky’.

1960s grade II-listed Park Hill development in Sheffield
1960s grade II-listed Park Hill development in Sheffield

There are a number of plus points. The ‘difficult’ area that was once Park Hill is likely to be replaced by something far more hip. The finished product will take the development back to its roots, a mix of apartments, office space, retail and leisure, with parkland thrown in too – all the surrounding area will be landscaped. It’s also minutes from Sheffield train station, should you commute elsewhere.

1960s grade II-listed Park Hill development in Sheffield
1960s grade II-listed Park Hill development in Sheffield

As you can see from the shots of the finished interiors, inside will be high-end apartment living, one and two-bedroomed homes, all designed to maximise the light and of course, all with views you can only dream of, into the Peak District and beyond. it all sounds great on paper.

1960s grade II-listed Park Hill development in Sheffield
1960s grade II-listed Park Hill development in Sheffield

In total, 874 apartments are being created, 200 will be social housing, 40 will be shared ownership, but the vast majority will be private ownership. The idea is to sell the first phase to generate money to move onto phase two and so on until the entire block is fully modernised.

The key thing here though – and what might tempt people in – is that Park Hill is being developed as affordable housing. Urban Splash is quoting a price of £90,000 for a one-bedroomed apartment, with other prices to follow. No doubt deals can be done if you get in early and commit. If you want to know more, you can register an interest right now on the Urban Splash site.

We might well see you down there for a nosey round those show apartments next month.

Park Hill at the Urban Splash website

  • Will

    I’m another ex-resident and will be interested in how many of these apartments are sold. While 90,000 may be affordable to some, people will argue you can get a lot more property for a lot less in most of Sheffield. That combined with the less than glamorous history of this building will surely slow sales.

    I can’t help but wonder how cladding or painting the exterior concrete could have brightened up the building, it still looks very grey and old even with the modern glazing etc. That’s ruled out by Grade II listing I guess.

    The views do look incredible and they are probably better value than the glut of poorly-designed, city-centre apartments looking out onto congested noisy streets. Hmm I’m talking myself round.

    Love the blog btw.