Park Hill has been a visible landmark on the Sheffield skyline for over 60 years.
It is considered of international importance due to being the first built example of external access decks (known as Streets in the Sky) and was awarded Grade II* listing in 1998.
There followed a regeneration scheme, the first phase being shortlisted for the Stirling prize for architecture in 2013, which continues today.
It is also culturally prominent, having featured in film, tv, music, artworks and on stage.
Park Hill Residents’ Association invite you on this 90 minute, resident-led tour to walk along the Streets in the Sky, exploring the 3 stages of its redevelopment and seeing how they differ.
You will learn about the history of Park Hill, its celebrated (and lesser known) architectural details and gain an insight into life here today.
Outside the building, you will enjoy the courtyard gardens in bloom and find out about the sculpture, mosaics and street art around the estate.
And there will be plenty of opportunities to take in the expansive views so remember to bring your camera as well as your head for heights!
Note that this tour is mixture of undercover and outdoors so please be prepared for all weather conditions.
What is included
- a ride in the scenic lift to the top floor
- rare access along the Streets in the Sky through all 3 developed phases
- residential and student flat interior
- the vibrant communal spaces of Béton House student residence
- residents private garden
What is not included
The tours will not include the roof, however you will still experience the sweeping views from the top floor.
We are also unable to access the undeveloped part of the site, but there will be the chance to view parts of it from the tour route.
Meet outside the Park Hill Sales Office at the bottom of South Street and show your ticket to the guide.
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Please arrive on foot, by bicycle or via public transport (for which the site is very well connected).
Although there is car parking on site (accessed from Duke Street), it is limited and shared with residents, therefore unless required due to mobility issues, you are encouraged not to add to the pressure on spaces.
The tour is step free so suitable for wheelchair users and mobility scooters. Please contact email@example.com if you have any accessibility requirements or questions.
The tour covers a distance of approximately 1 km.
Why not enjoy some refreshments before or after your tour at South Street Kitchen, the popular on-site cafe. Check out their website to see the menu and opening times.
Or for something to eat or drink on the go, the tour concludes near Park Hill Provisions, the local convenience store.
If you are a large group looking for a tour of Park Hill, then a private group tour may be more suitable. These can be arranged by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org .