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Park Hill Flats, Sheffield, UK
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Sheffield, UK

Park Hill Flats

Sheffield and the London County Council had the only major local authority departments designing imaginative and successful public housing in the 1950s, and this is Sheffield's flagship.

Historic England

Park Hill is a remarkable example of the impact of the Modern movement on social housing in the United Kingdom. The largest listed structure in Europe, it was built in 1957-1961 on a steeply sloping site, rising prominently above the Sheffield city center. Originally designed by Ivor Smith and Jack Lynn, Park Hill is currently undergoing a multiphase program of redevelopment that is highly sympathetic to its original form and materials, although much of Park Hill remains vacant and boarded up. 

Submitted by Harry Bowell, Alison Pearce, and Louise Hutchinson

Photo Credit: 
© Louise Hutchinson