10 years (over a number of phases)
Park Hill is an estate in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. It was built between 1957 and 1961, and in 1998 was given Grade II* listed building status. Following a period of deterioration, the estate is being redeveloped by Manchester based Urban Splash.
Sheffield’s Park Hill is a multi-storey housing estate which sits on top of one of the city’s seven hills immediately to the east of the mainline railway station and city Centre. Something of a landmark in the city, it was built between 1957 and 1961 to replace an earlier area of back-to back housing, tenement buildings, waste ground, quarries and steep alleyways. It is the largest Grade II listed building in Europe. Following a period of serious decay and decline, the estate has now become the subject of a ten-year regeneration by long-time Quartzelec customer Urban Splash, working in partnership with English Heritage. 874 new one and two-bedroom apartments and a range of business units are being created. Quartzelec's involvement included the implementation of the complete LV and HV electrical services which included lighting, power, CCTV, access control and fire alarms.
The renovation was one of the six shortlisted projects for the 2013 RIBA Stirling Prize.