Sheffield architecture students focus on Wicker project

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Architecture students have been working on a three-week project to transform a historic part of Sheffield city centre.

Graduates from Sheffield University’s School of Architecture have been examining possible options for the future of The Wicker and the nearby Riverside area next to the Don.

The project was carried out as part of Sheffield Urban Design Week in partnership with the council, with the brief to unlock the area’s hidden potential.

The students used photography, film-making and surveys of people working in the area to come up with ideas, trying to develop an understanding of The Wicker’s past and present.

They worked in large and small groups, sharing their findings at every stage while seeking feedback and input from those affected to shape a sustainable future for the sector.

Findings were presented at a public meeting, and they will help the graduates complete their MA in urban design.