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Sheffield Regeneration Project Granted Permission
A regeneration project in Sheffield has been given planning permission from the local authority, which means the fourth phase of the initiative can now go ahead.
Park Hill has already undergone a dramatic facelift, with 260 homes and 30,000 square feet of workspace having been built on the site. Phases 2, which included 200 flats and additional commercial space, and phase 3, new student accommodation, are also being undertaken, completing the £100 million redevelopment of the area to date.
The latest project – the Park Hill Art Space – will now mean the site, located in the south Yorkshire city, will become a flagship centre for arts, culture and heritage.
Louise Hutchinson, artistic director and chief executive officer for S1 Artspace, which is behind the redevelopment, along with Urban Splash and Places for People, is “delighted” the site has been given planning permission.
“Over the past four years based at Park Hill, we’ve worked closely with the local community to deliver a relevant and ambitious programme of exhibitions and events. The opportunity to build on this work by establishing a major new cultural destination for the region will be significant for Sheffield,” Ms Hutchinson stated.
She added the project will help shape the future of the city.
Phase 4 will include one of the largest contemporary art galleries in the north of England. There will also be workspace for creative businesses, heritage flats, a gallery shop, artist studios, learning and community studios, a café and accommodation for visiting artists.
The developers are certainly acting quickly, with the help of good-quality Sheffield scaffolders, as it was only a few months ago when it lodged plans for this phase of the project.
Insider Media reported the proposals were submitted to the council to build the arts and culture venue, as well as 100 flats at Park Hill, overlooking the city’s railway station, in March 2019.