City Planning Department Sheffield / Peter Womersley / Jack Lynn / Ivor Smith / Frederick Nicklin: Park Hill, 1957?–1961

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  • With this building, the architects, including two students from Peter Smithson’s class at the AA, realized the “streets in the sky” idea from their teacher’s “Golden Lane” project: The apartments are accessible from several open access routes. Since the site is on a sharp slope, these broad decks each have direct access to ground level. As a result, they function better than those in the Smithsons’ Robin Hood Gardens project later.

  • Since 1998 “Grade II*” heritage listed; after years of neglect, Urban Splash has been in charge of the comprehensive modernization of the estate, in part making decisive changes.