World Cities - Park Hill, Sheffield case study redevelopment

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World Cities
Urban Decline and Regeneration: Case Study: Park Hill, Sheffield
Sheffield used to be a city dependent on heavy industry with the area's natural resources of
iron ore, water power and coal
Park Hill is a huge 1960s estate of flats designed to replace the late 19th and early 20th
century slums that had housed factory workers
Origionally the flats were modern, with running water and inside toilets, but 40 years later,
were rundown and dilapidated
Industry went into decline and Sheffiels lost industry and jobs
Unemployment, environmental lbight, social problems and poverty efflicted the area
Renewal of all the flats was difficult as the council no longer ownded all the flats.
Renewal of brownfield industrial sites was difficult as the ground was polluted by the
waste from the iron and steel making ­ massive investment was required to clean up
an area before redevelopment could take place
Redevelopment of the area
Local authority, housing association and private developers work together
Regeneration of park hill part of a widespread renewal of inncercity Sheffield and the Don
Area has been regenerated through a combination of public and private investment
Developments include
meadow hall shopping complex
nearby Robin Hood International Airport
Sheffield's tram system of urban transport
Don Valley stadium international sports venue
Advanced Manufacturing Park ­ built by partnership including Bowing and
University of Sheffield
Creative Sheffield ­ new city economic development company
The redevelopment of housing (Park Hill)
Park Hill, Sheffield Redevelopment (2007)
£146 million transformation
Agreements between English Partnerships, Sheffield City Council and developer
Urban Splash
June 2007 Urban Splash submitted a detailed planning application which includes:
o 634 units for sale
o 200 units for rent
o 40 units for shared ownership
o new health and community facilities
o range of shops, bars, an art gallery and other attractions to make Park Hill
not just somewhere to live but also somewhere to visit
built 1961
Recognised as Europe's largest Grade II listed building

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Estates contained 1,000 flats as well as shops, pubs and other community facilities
Overhaul of historic estate needed to meet the needs and aspirations of the broader
housing market
The Housing Corporation committed £9.85m to underpin the affordable housing for
rent and shared equity units
English PAtnerships agrees £14.8m towards the cost of redeveloping the remainder
of the estate
Forward funding has allowed the refurbishment to progress faster
Transform South Yorkshire (the Housing MArkeet Renewal Pathfinder) gave
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