The other day we decided to go for a walk through Park Hill (the huge blocks of flats that loom over Sheffield). I’d only ever seen the flats from a distance and although I’m not a fan of the brutalist era I was intrigued to get a little closer.
There’s a strange feeling as you walk between the old empty blocks. It’s a very dense area of flats and quite overwhelming. Most of the buildings are covered in graffiti with overgrown greens and smashed windows. They’re just sitting and waiting for their make-over.
As you can see from the final photo Urban Splash are currently regenerating the flats.
I just wanted to share a few snaps with you from my walk around the area. If you’re keen to learn more about Park Hill then check out some of these articles:
- Sheffield’s Park Hill: the tangled reality of an extraordinary brutalist dream
- The utopian estate that’s been left to die
- Brutalist buildings: Park Hill, Sheffield
- Sheffield’s Park Hill bridge