Next Park Hill phase could bring £2million to Sheffield economy
As Sheffield city council approves the third Park Hill regeneration phase, details have been revealed of the gym, cafe, and student flat proposals for the famous Grade II-listed building.
The latest phase, the third of five, includes plans for 356 student bedrooms and 3,767 sq ft of commercial space for shops, cafes or a gym. It is expected once the flats are filled, the students will bring £2million to the local economy per year. A further £20million of investment and 100 jobs in construction and design are expected to be created.
Councillor Jack Scott, cabinet member for transport and development at Sheffield city council, said: “Park Hill is quite simply one of the most iconic places to be in Sheffield, and can hold its own with any architectural landmark in the whole of Europe. These phased plans are a further sign of progress and confidence in the area, which is now thriving with an active community with regular events, a new cafe, businesses and the home of S1 Artspace which attracts visitors from all over the city with its ongoing exhibition and events programme.”
Award-winning regeneration company Urban Splash acquired Park Hill in 2004 and has so far completed one phase of redevelopment, with planning permission granted for phase two in December 2017.
Head over to urbansplash.co.uk for more details on the regeneration project.
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