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Park Hill 1960s housing estate in Sheffield - new pictures of redevelopment

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It's something the locals either love or hate, but there's no denying that Park Hill in Sheffield is a modern-day icon. It's also undergoing a very modern renovation, courtesy of Urban Splash.

Described as 'streets in the sky' during its development in the late 50s and early 60s, the estate was initially popular in those post-war years, but with poor maintenance and an even poorer reputation as time passed, Park Hill's future was at a crossroads until Urban Splash stepped in with English Heritage, with idea of turning the now Grade II listed building into upmarket apartments, business  units and social housing.

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The project has already been underway for some time, the building initially being taken back down to its concrete 'skeleton', but now being built back up - the completed west facing flank now has all of its panels and windows in place.

BBC Sheffield has an excellent gallery showing the progress of the development and some past shots, which is where these stills have come from. Check it out for more of the same. Or if you fancy owning one of the completed apartments, you could always drop Urban Splash a line.

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