One in eight new flats in Sheffield’s Park Hill estate sold on first day
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Of the 199 apartments up for grabs 24 were sold by the end of play, with buyers queuing from 1.30am to be the first in line to purchase off-plan homes including one beds from £135,000, two beds from £160,000 and three beds from £195,000.
Phase two of the Grade II*-listed Brutalist estate’s overhaul will also feature 20,000 sq ft of commercial space, for offices and workspaces - as well as a new cafe, restaurant and terrace. .
The first residents are expected to move in next year, summer 2021.
Park Hill, famous for its ‘streets in the sky’ wide enough to accommodate a milk float, was constructed in 1961 as a bold experiment in social housing.
By the 1980s, however, it had become a magnet for crime and vandalism – but English Heritage’s decision to make it Europe’s largest listed building in 1998 protected it from demolition.
Phase one is complete, comprising 260 homes, 33,000 sq ft of fully-occupied commercial space, a vegetarian café and a nursery.
The newest homes have been designed by Stirling Prize-winning architects Mikhail Riches.
Phase three will contain accommodation for more than 350 students, while the fourth element will involve the creation of a landmark gallery for S1 Artspace. Phase five, at the top end of South Street, is to be brought forward last.