Park Hill Flats, Talbot Street

Sheffield S2 2TG

Park Hill was the most ambitious inner city housing scheme of its time. Designed by Ivor Smith and Jack Lynn and built between 1957 and 1961, Park Hill dominates the eastern skyline of Sheffield. In 1997, it was listed at Grade II for its architectural importance, its ground-breaking use of 'streets in the sky' and its impressive scale. By that time, however, it had become run down. Branded a crime-ridden eyesore, it was no longer a desirable place to live. A regeneration project is in hand to transform the estate into a safe and vibrant place to live. English Heritage provided a grant for repair works to the reinforced concrete frames which form the structure of the flats.
Opening Arrangements
Access to the exterior at any reasonable time.
Heritage Open Days
Yes
Grant Recipient
Sheffield City Council
Access Contact
Ms Christine Rose
Telephone
0114 273 6786
Email AddressChristine.Rose@sheffield.gov.uk
Admission Charge
No
Directions
On the edge of Sheffield City Centre just behind the railway station. Rail: Midland station (5 minutes walk)
Parking Spaces
0
Wheelchair Access
Partial
Details of Access for the Disabled
Wheelchair access to courtyards and 'streets in the sky'
Toilets for the Disabled
No
Guide Dogs Allowed
No

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PROPERTY INFO

  • PropertyPark Hill Flats, Talbot Street
  • AddressSouth Yorkshire S2 2TG
  • LocationSouth Yorkshire