Park Hill Flats Sheffield

Park Hill Flats in Sheffield are one of the most iconic Brutalist estates in the world. Its prominent position on a (Park) hill, overlooking the city of Sheffield, made the architecture look even more dramatic. It was built between 1957 and 1961, designed by architects Jack Lynn & Ivor Smith under supervision of J. L. Womersley. The estate was very popular in the early years, but had its share of problems, common to most similar developments around England. Lacklustre maintenance led to quick decay and with the rising crime rates the flats became hard to fill with tenants. While in desolate state, Park Hill Flats were listed in 1998, saving them from the risk of demolition. The complex is the largest listed building in Europe. The estate is now being redeveloped by Urban Splash, turning most of the flats to middle class homes (with a share of affordable flats). The refurbishment is designed by the architects of Studio Egret West.

This Park Hill print features The Parkway – one of the four original pubs on the estate. Carling and Jubilee signs were cast in the concrete. Jubilee was a beer produced by now defunct Hope & Anchor Breweries in Sheffield. The pub is obviously gone now, but some of the mosaics were preserved and are still there! Also I added Commer FC van of Post Office Telecommunications for scale.

Great as a gift for Brutalist lovers. It’s available in two background colour options – yellow and orange.

I illustrated the buildings using original architecture elevations, photographs and 3D models. Cross referencing of various sources allows me to achieve a high level of detail and real, undeformed dimensions of the façade.

Signed by the artist
High quality print on 170gsm matt paper 
Illustrated, printed and sent from London
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£12.00£85.00

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Size

A0 – 120 x 84cm, A1 – 84x59cm, A2 – 59x42cm, A3 – 42x30cm, A4 – 30x21cm

Color

Orange, Yellow