Client: Alumno Developments
Construction Value: £27m
OOBE is involved in the third phase of the redevelopment of Sheffield’s iconic Park Hill Estate.
The proposed landscape masterplan takes in to consideration the existing character and features within the space for this listed student accommodation scheme. Overall the design takes a ‘light-touch’ approach, retaining existing walls and ramps, making-good and resurfacing where possible.
Helping to bring a structure back to life and re-engage a community spirit
Outdoor spaces reflect the architectural functions within the building: The lower level spaces provide a range of areas for outdoor socialising, dining and study, as well as potential commercial break-out space adjacent to the commercial zone within the building.
Planting is key to defining and shaping the space. A central lawn is located at the heart of the scheme and is framed by low maintenance planting to buffer views from private flats. Existing trees and grassland will be maintained and enhanced along Talbot Street and the east and western outer façades. These areas will be enhanced by additional ‘pioneer species’ tree planting and areas of long meadow grass.
OOBE has developed a landscape masterplan that responds to the site’s rich heritage. This has been driven by tenant-led landscape proposals to maximise the use of external spaces.