Upmarket company set to transform notorious former Sheffield pub in Park Hill flats

An upmarket furniture company has snapped up a former notorious pub in Sheffield’s Park Hill complex for its industrial interior, concrete, brutalist architecture and view.

By David Walsh
Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 11:51 am

Nest has bought the former Scottish Queen pub on the ground floor of the listed complex on South Street.

It is the firm’s second site and will be open ‘by appointment’ to residential interior designers, contractors and members of the public when it opens in autumn.

Nest’s CEO and founder, Christian Hawley, said the industrial interior ‘perfectly encapsulates’ Sheffield’s history, while the ‘breathtaking’ views over the city centre would be great for photoshoots.

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Christian Hawley outside the former Scottish Queen at Park Hill.

He added: “If you love concrete and modern brutalist buildings, then it doesn’t get any better, and when I first visited the space during an exhibition a few years ago I knew it would be the perfect location for Nest.

“I knew then that if we ever had the opportunity to acquire the site we would try and make it happen.”

Christian Hawley said the industrial interior ‘perfectly encapsulates’ Sheffield’s history.

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The Scottish Queen had a reputation for trouble.