Park Hill Flats, Talbot Street
Park Hill Flats, Talbot Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S2 2TG View on map
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.
Access available to the exterior at any reasonable time.
On the edge of Sheffield City Centre just behind the railway station. Rail: Midland station (5 minutes walk).
Various on-street in the centre nearby.