Iconic flats transformed into nightclub for event

Park Hill, Sheffield
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PARK Hill Flats in Sheffield will become a temporary nightclub when hundreds of revellers arrive for a one-off techno party.

The huge iconic block of flats above Sheffield train station is due to see its first revamped flats occupied next year after a seven-year £14 million redevelopment.

But before the new apartments go on sale in October, an empty office space in the refurbished block at the north of the estate will play host to a club night put on by Sheffield promoters Tom Banham, Oli Tyndall and Chris Whitehall.

The trio set up Drumroll nights at the Harley Hotel a year ago to promote techno and house music - and set their sights on a night at Park Hill to mark the anniversary.

After organising a night in an empty warehouse on Snow Lane, Shalesmoor, in July, the team is ready for the main event at Park Hill, which takes place on Friday September 30, from 10pm to 4am.

Tom, a regular DJ at Club Pony, said: “The party’s taking place in Park Hill itself, in the bottom floor of one of the blocks.

“At the moment it’s yet to have offices and flats put in so it’s a long, concrete hallway, a space that captures the fact that Park Hill will become a living space while still embodying an underground aesthetic.

“Even apart from what Park Hill means to Sheffield, to have an event outside a club, somewhere different and exciting, adds a whole new element to any party.”

Sheffield arts magazine Article persuaded Park Hill developers Urban Splash to let them put the night on.

Article’s Alasdair Hiscock said: “We’ve always loved Park Hill for its scale and ambition, and when we talked to Urban Splash earlier this year they agreed to let us host an event there.”