Planning Application Approved For Love Square

The Love Square team are excited to announce that the planning application has been approved by Sheffield City Council and the urban pocket park is now well underway!

Sheffield, as we all know, is a vibrant city with a refreshing blend of traditional and modern architecture. Love Square, a new project spearheaded by Urbo and Professor Nigel Dunnett from Uni of Sheffield’s Department of Landscape, seeks to create a colourful community space bringing social and economic benefits to a neglected part of the city.

Located at West Bar on the site of a former bus and tram interchange, the park will be just a few moments walk from Sheffield’s city centre. Large numbers of people walk by the overgrown and unkempt area throughout the day and the aim is to make it a ‘go-to’ place, rather than a ‘go-through’ place. The project is being coordinated by the University of Sheffield, working closely with Sheffield City Council and a range of local community groups.

Love Square will act as a temporary haven for riverside workers, offering ample seating among lawns, wildflowers meadows and a mini wetland with plenty of trees to keep local wildlife happy. An onsite café will also be installed, and is to be constructed entirely out of shipping containers complete with a wildflower meadow green roof. The pop-up park is to become a reality as soon as this summer.

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