‘The Park Hill Shop’ opens in Sheffield city centre

The ‘Park Hill Shop’ has opened on Pinstone Street in Sheffield City Centre, displaying merchandise, local artist’s work and a model room from student developer Alumno, the specialist company which will be opening Park Hill’s student accommodation next September.

 Designed by local Architects, Witham Cox, students will be able to get a taste of the planned accommodation at the newly opened shop located at 26 Pinstone Street opposite the Peace Gardens.

David Campbell, MD of Alumno said: “Our project at Park Hill will allow us to offer a truly memorable living experience for students in Sheffield. They will be able to live in an iconic building and in a brilliant location for the city centre.

“The shop will give everyone in Sheffield a chance to connect with this project and experience the transformation and rebirth of this legacy first-hand. We are planning numerous exciting events throughout the year to help raise awareness of the project.”

The first exhibition is by renowned photographer and writer Martin Gray who was commissioned by Alumno to document the change at site. Martin has interviewed many involved in the construction of the project who have a link and personal history with Park Hill from its original opening in the 1961.

The shop front has been designed by renowned designer Ben Kelly famous for the Hacienda interiors in Manchester. Ben Kelly and Brinkworth Design have been commissioned to design the interiors and the community space at Béton House, Park Hill.

The shop will be open during Sheffield’s Off the Shelf Literary Festival which runs from 5-26 October. Otis Mensah has also been commissioned by Alumno to write a poem to celebrate Park Hill that will be displayed on fences and outdoor seats in the landscaped areas of Béton House.

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