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Brutalist Béton House Sheffield

13 Dec 2020

Brutalist Béton House Sheffield Park Hill

Design: Whittam Cox Architects

Location: South Yorkshire, Northern England, UK

Brutalist Béton House Sheffield student accommodation

Brutalist Béton House Sheffield wins Alumno Developer of the Year award

The recently opened Béton House in Sheffield built by Keir, which offers unique self-contained townhouses, two and four-bed flats and studio accommodation for 356 students, secured Alumno Developer of the Year at this year’s prestigious Property Week Student Accommodation Awards.

The third phase of the regeneration of the iconic brutalist landmark Park Hill, Béton House was designed by South Yorkshire architects Whittam Cox. Alumno also worked with a series of artists to animate the communal indoor and outdoor areas.

Brutalist Béton House student accommodation Sheffield

Overseen by curator Matthew Jarratt, Sheffield’s first poet laureate was commissioned to write poems about Park Hill, a Park Hill font has been produced, and the renowned designer Ben Kelly created the interior of the communal areas. Artist Martin Gray also made a short film featuring those involved in the construction.

“This was a thoughtful submission,” commented the judges, “involving regeneration and the integration of students within the community, using designers to refresh an iconic building – an interesting theme that hasn’t been explored in previous years.”

Brutalist Béton House Sheffield lobby interior

Responding to the award, the delighted Alumno Managing Director, David Campbell, said: “What a fantastic end to a very challenging year! It’s great that the judges were so impressed with the work we’ve done at Béton House, Park Hill in Sheffield and also acknowledge the work Alumno has undertaken over many years.

We would like to thank everyone who worked with us on the scheme to make it such a success, including Keir, Whittam Cox Architects, Urban Splash, Ben Kelly Design, Brinkworth, Tatham Studio, Graphic Thought Facility, and of course Homes for Students who are doing a great job looking after the students in this strange year. Many congratulations to all those who were shortlisted in what has been a difficult year.”

Alumno also opened Benedict’s Gate student residence in Norwich in September and was recently granted planning permission to develop student accommodation on Whitelock Street in Leeds.

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Previously on e-architect:

23 May 2019

Park Hill Phase 3 Redevelopment

Phase 3 of Sheffield’s Park Hill redevelopment commences

London and Sheffield, 23rd May 2019 – The transformation of Park Hill has taken another significant step forward. Specialist student accommodation developer Alumno has commenced work on Phase 3 of the redevelopment programme.

Park Hill Phase 3 Sheffield
images © Whittam Cox Architects

Park Hill Phase 3 Sheffield design by Whittam Cox Architects

Urban Splash and Alumno Development Sheffield

Park Hill Phase 3 Sheffield

Park Hill Phase 3 Sheffield

26 Jul 2018

Park Hill Sheffield Phase 3

Phase 3 of Sheffield’s Iconic Park Hill gets Planning Permission

Design: Whittam Cox Architects

The regeneration of Park Hill continues as Sheffield City Council grants permission for Phase 3 of the redevelopment by specialist student accommodation developer Alumno.

Park Hill Phase 3 Sheffield

30 Jan 2018

Park Hill Phase 3 Sheffield News

Urban Splash and Alumno partner for phase 3 of Sheffield’s Park Hill redevelopment

Park Hill Sheffield building
photo © Daniel Hopkinson

Park Hill Phase 3 Sheffield Housing

Park Hill Sheffield flats
photo © Daniel Hopkinson

www.parkhillstudents.co.uk

Park Hill Sheffield housing
photograph © Daniel Hopkinson

Park Hill Sheffield construction
photo © Adrian Welch

Park Hill Sheffield building landscape
photo © Adrian Welch

Park Hill – Deck access housing
Date: 1960s
Architects: Jack Lynn and Ivor Smith
Grade II* listed in 1998

Park Hill Sheffield Housing

Park Hill Sheffield housing
photograph © Daniel Hopkinson

Stirling Prize shortlisted in 2013

RIBA Awards 2013 : RIBA National Award Winner

Park Hill redevelopment
Date: 2007-12
Architects: Studio Egret West & Hawkins Brown

Park Hill Sheffield housing renewal
photo © Adrian Welch

Studio Egret West + Hawkins & Brown

Location: Park Hill, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, UK

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