High-flying designers inspired by Sixties

Talented team: Sheffield Hallam University design students Helen Wood, Layla Barakat and Shaniqua Johnson at Park Hill flats.

Talented team: Sheffield Hallam University design students Helen Wood, Layla Barakat and Shaniqua Johnson at Park Hill flats.

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STUDENT designers from Sheffield Hallam are celebrating after winning a competition run by Park Hill flats developers Urban Splash.

The second year students are studying for a degree in Interior Design and have won the opportunity to turn their designs into reality, by installing one of four show apartments at Park Hill.

The winning design, which the group entitled Re-Made in Sheffield, is inspired by the iconic styles and fashions from the 1960s, the decade when Park Hill was built and initially hailed as the future of social housing.

The winning team of Layla Barakat, Helen Wood and Shaniqua Johnson, presented their design ideas to Urban Splash in the form of a commercial pitch, competing against other teams.

They will now get the opportunity to spend a day working through their designs with Manchester-based creative studio NoChintz, who will help them to install the furniture and dress the show apartment later this month.

Layla said: “We’re really happy we won and will be able to make our mark on the development.

“We tried to capture the spirit of Park Hill when it was built with our designs, and hopefully that excitement will return when it reopens. We are now busy ordering items and can’t wait to get started on installing and decorating the show apartment.”

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