Sheffield City Council has unanimously granted planning permission and listed building consent for a new culture centre and contemporary art gallery within Sheffield’s Grade II* listed Park Hill estate.
Designed by Carmody Groarke, Park Hill Art Space will feature one of the largest contemporary art galleries in the North of England as well as artist studios, workspace for creative businesses, learning and community studios, heritage flats, accommodation for visiting artists, a gallery shop and café.
The development, led by Sheffield’s S1 Artspace, will involve the conversion of existing residential units into studios and creative workspace, education and office space, and the construction of a new gallery, within and adjacent to the estate’s Duke Street block.
Buttress’ Heritage Consultancy team was appointed by project managers, Gardiner & Theobald, to provide heritage advice to support the planning application.
This included the production of a Heritage Assessment for the Duke Street block, which assessed the significance of the building in the context of the wider estate. The document also assessed the impact of the proposals on the site’s heritage and provided justification for any alterations that would accommodate the block’s change of use.
Senior Heritage Consultant, Jenna Johnston, said: “Our heritage consultancy services work in unison with clients and design teams to adapt, enhance and unlock the potential of the historic built environment. We are delighted to have contributed to the successful planning application for Park Hill Art Space and we look forward to following the project as it moves into its next stage.”