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The grounds at Park Hill are open to the public.  You are welcome to visit and have a look around.  Be mindful that this is a residential estate so please respect our community and keep noise to a minimum. Also note that the ‘Streets in the sky‘ are accessible to residents only. We take security seriously at Park Hill so please do not follow residents into the building or ask for them to let you in.

How to find us

We recommend travelling here by public transport. Park Hill is conveniently located a short 5 – 10 minute walk through South Street Park from Sheffield railway station (which is also the nearest tram stop). Sheffield bus station is a similar distance across Sheaf Street, which can be crossed by footbridge. A number of bus services also stop locally on either Duke Street or Talbot Street. National Cycle Routes 6 and 627 pass close to Park Hill.

National Rail Enquiries


Sheffield Cycle Map

Travel South Yorkshire


Step-free routes to Park Hill are marked on the map. Take care when crossing the tram lines. All access points to the estate are step-free with the exception of the western pedestrian path off Talbot Street.


The main drop off point is at the ’The Cut’ at the end of South Street.  The northern end of South Street is a restricted zone, therefore no on-street parking is permitted.

Pay and display parking is available on site and can be accessed from Duke Street. Tickets can be purchased at a machine or in advance online.

Bicycle facilities

Bicycle stands to secure your bicycle are available adjacent to the Rhodes Street entrance to Béton House and beneath the link bridge over Pat Midgley Way. The nearest alternative options are at Sheffield Railway Station or the entrance to Ponds Forge International Sports Centre.

What to see and do

Click on the images for more information.

The largest listed building in Europe


Park Hill is internationally recognised as a building of outstanding architectural merit and social interest with a Grade II* listing. Comprising nearly 1,000 flats and set on 32 acres, Park Hill is Europe’s largest listed building.

Street Art


Park Hill has been used as a brutalist canvas for many forms of projection, painting, performance, cinematic and Street Art. Around the perimeter of the Estate, you can see vibrant installations by Kid Acne and Gary Hindley, as well as lesser-known street artists who use Park Hill as a medium for creative expression.



Take a rest in our gardens which are particularly beautiful in summer when the wildflower meadows are in bloom.

Photo credit: Pictorial Meadows

Art Gallery


S1 Artspace is located on the Estate and hosts regular art exhibitions and events.



Stop for refreshments during your visit at the popular South Street Kitchen.  Indoor and outdoor seating available.

Photo credit: South Street Kitchen

Attend an event


Park Hill regularly hosts events for residents and the wider public. See our calendar for any that are upcoming.

Photo credit: The Village Screen

Explore the wider neighbourhood


Park Hill adjoins Sheaf Valley Park and you can see remnants of the original cobbled streets that ran between the Victorian row houses that Park Hill ultimately replaced. Don’t miss the panoramic views of the city and beyond from the Steel Steps and Amphitheatre! The Norfolk Heritage Trail passes nearby, along which you can explore centuries of Sheffield history.

Take a stroll through Park Square to Victoria Quays, or walk along the River Don to Kelham Island, or embark on the Seven Weirs Walk towards Meadowhall.


Tell others about your visit


Don’t forget to share photographs from your visit on social media. #parkhillsheffield #parkhillflats #loveparkhill

Tell others about your experience visiting Park Hill by adding a review to Tripadvisor.

Photo credit: Tracy Le Blanc from Pexels

Park Hill scale model


Look out for the Park Hill sales office located at ‘The Cut’ and its impressive scale model of the estate as envisaged when the redevelopment is fully complete.


Scheduled public tours are offered during spring and summer. Please see Eventbrite for dates and full details. Private group tours can also be arranged on request by contacting us with your requirements at tours@parkhillpeople.org

Commercial recording

Park Hill is a popular backdrop for filming and has hosted  TV, movie and music video recordings.  If you wish to undertake commercial recording at the estate, please contact Urban Splash.  A donation to the Park Hill Residents Association is encouraged, to support the local community that will accommodate you.

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As a resident at Park Hill, you’ll likely have all kinds of questions about your home, especially if you’ve just moved in.

Questions about your flat

Please check the Park Hill Wiki first. This is a comprehensive resource based on flat owners manuals and residents knowledge and experiences. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, then you can ask other residents on Social Media such as the popular Park Hill Residents’ Facebook Group (membership required), or contact your landlord (if you have one), the Property Manager or on site Building Manager. If you find out some information, then please add to wiki for the benefit of your neighbours!

Questions about your student residence


The easiest way to report any maintenance issues is via the Béton House app – main manager – for which you will have recieved a leaflet on arrival about downloading and a code to set your room up.  If you have lost this then reception can supply another.

Alternatively, contact the Béton House management team at betonhouse@wearehomesforstudents.com which is monitored Monday to Friday between 10am and 5pm.

For urgent out of hours maintenance issues you can call the Homes for Students help desk on 01423855960

Access and Security

Out of hours security is on site in the evenings and can be called on 07546 411088. Note this phone number is for the security provider to Béton House only. A different security provider patrols the other parts of Park Hill and their contact details can instead be found on the wiki contacts page.

If you are locked out of your room when reception is closed, then you can call 01133907870 to FRG Key Holding who will come and let you in, but you will need ID and a call out charge of £35 will be added to your account.

Code of Standards

Béton House is covered by the ANUK National Code of Standards therefore if you are unable to resolve a problem which constitutes a breach of the code, then you may approach them with your complaint.

Questions about the building or Estate

As above, it is worth checking the Park Hill Wiki as its contents are not limited just to information about the flats. Otherwise, any questions about the building common areas or the estate in general should be sent to the Property Manager or on site Building Manager, unless you are a student living at Béton House, in which case you should contact the Béton House management team (contact details above).

Questions about the surrounding area

If you notice any problems, such as fly tipping or broken street furniture, in the area surrounding Park Hill (including South Street), then we encourage you to report them using . Alternatively, you can report various issues direct to Sheffield City Council.

Local Information


Park Hill is located in MANOR CASTLE electoral ward of Sheffield City Council. Find out who your current councillors are here.

Park Hill is located in SHEFFIELD CENTRAL parliamentary constituency. Find out who your current Member of Parliament (MP) is here.

If you are a student residing at Béton House, you are eligible to register to vote in local elections both in Sheffield and at home, however for national polls such as a general election you must choose either.  See the Electoral Commission website for more details. 


Click here to find the nearest pharmacies to Park Hill. Note the link will automatically show just those pharmacies that are open at the time.


There are a number of postboxes located within a short distance from Park Hill and these are displayed on this map. If you require a counter service, then Sheffield City Post Office and City Road Post Office are both located nearby. We are also fortunate to be a short walk from the Royal Mail Sheffield City Delivery Office.

Resident discounts

We are fortunate to have generous local businesses who provide discounts to Park Hill residents.  While we endeavour to keep this information up to date, please let us know if you become aware of offers being changed or withdrawn.  If you are a local business who would like us to add your offers here, please also do not hesitate to get in touch.

Ponds Forge International Sports Centre

  • Residents of Park Hill have access to discounted membership on 12 month contracts

  • The discount does not apply to pay-as-you-go sessions

  • Applies to base ‘Gym and Swim’ membership plus fitness class add-ons
  • Available on monthly and annual payment plans

  • Can be purchased online or at the box office

  • Proof of address is required.  For online purchases, you will be required to present this on collection of your membership card.

  • When purchasing online, select the ‘Partner’ Membership Type and a ‘Fitness Partner Tier 2’ Package.

  • For students staying at Béton House, 9 month contracts are available with a special discounted rate.  Note the Park Hill discount does not apply.

  • Find out more about membership and book online here


15% off for Park Hill residents

In celebration of Nest joining the Park Hill community, enjoy 15% off your next order with exclusive promo code PARKHILL15. Open to Park Hill residents only, subject to a Park Hill billing address/delivery address being provided at checkout. This promo code is limited to one use per person and will be valid for use until 30th April 2023.


15% off for Park Hill residents

Our neighbours at 5tara on Duke Street are offering a 15% discount for all Park Hill residents, Monday to Saturdays between 2pm and 5pm. Just provide them with your flat number and street to claim.


South Street Kitchen

Resident promotions are occasionally offered so please follow and keep an eye on South Street Kitchen and PHRA social media.




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Park Hill is a great place to live. There are over 260 flats in Phase 1, and another 195 flats and townhouses in Phase 2. Phase 3 (Béton House) opened in September 2020 as student accommodation and offers 356 beds.

Buying a property

Prospective buyers should contact the developer Urban Splash for details of new properties at Park Hill. You can also search on Right Move and Zoopla for properties as they come onto the market.

Your mortgage provider may request a copy of an EWS1 (External Wall Fire Review) form. Park Hill Phase 1 has been assessed by a specialist fire engineer and the forms are available on request from the Phase 1 Management company, Plumlife.

Renting a property

Look on Right Move or Zoopla for current rentals. You may also contact Urban Splash who offer their own flats for commercial rent. If you are looking for social housing, you should contact Great Places Housing Association for details about living at Park Hill.

Renting a student room

Contact Homes for Students for information about renting a room in Béton House. Also take a look at the Béton House Instagram for photos and videos to get a sense of what it is like to stay there.

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Keep up to date on what’s happening at Park Hill by subscribing to the Residents’ Association newsletter. We won’t spam you or share your details with third parties, but we will write to you a few times a year. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Past newsletters

Winter 2023

Autumn 2022

Summer 2022

Spring 2022

Special Edition – Annual General Meeting 2021

Autumn 2021

Summer 2021

Special Edition 2021 – Photo competition

Spring 2021

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    Events held at Park Hill, in the immediate neighbourhood or online are listed here.  If you are holding an event and would like to promote it here, please get in touch using our contact form.

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    Park Hill hosts a diverse array of businesses. Find out more about those who have made their home here and those who work together to keep Park Hill running and make it a really great place to live. To rent a workspace at Park Hill, contact the Urban Splash commercial team for details.

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    • Architecture
    • Art gallery
    • Artist studio
    • Branding
    • Cafe
    • Consulting
    • Customer data management
    • Design
    • Developer
    • Digital agency
    • e-learning
    • Estate Management Company
    • Estate rentals
    • Estate sales
    • Film and Television
    • Grocery
    • Information Technology
    • Nursery school
    • Recruitment
    • Social Housing Provider
    • Software development
    • Wholesaler
    • 12 Miles North

      Branding, Consulting

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      12 Miles North

      Category: Branding, Consulting

      Boutique brand consultancy.

      32 Gilbert

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    • aad architects


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      aad architects

      Category: Architecture

      Multi sector architectural design agency.

      12 South Street

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    • Airship

      Consulting, Customer data management

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      Category: Consulting, Customer data management

      Airship is a data-driven hospitality loyalty engine that automatically increases visit frequency. It is a powerful, all-encompassing customer data management and broadcast platform that drives revenue through intelligent customer journeys. Airship doesn’t charge for the size of a database or the number of broadcasts sent. With just a single flat rate per location, its experts are on hand to really help operators drive an ROI.

      Airship customers include: Byron, Leon, Roadchef, Boston Tea Party, Incipio Group, Turtle Bay, Tonkotsu, Tortilla, By The River Brew Co, Wells & Co, Three Joes, Tapas Revolution, Las Tasca, La Vina, JP Restaurants, Delaware North, Chilango, Barrio Bars, Anglian Country Inns, Revolución de Cuba, Nobu, Lane 7, Junkyard Golf and The Alchemist – plus many more.

      16 South Street

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    • Alpha Recruitment


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      Alpha Recruitment

      Category: Recruitment

      Independent recruitment agency for construction, engineering and related industries.


      6-8 South Street.

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    • Alumno Group


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      Alumno Group

      Category: Developer

      Developer of Béton House, the student accommodation located at Park Hill.

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    • Can Studios

      e-learning, Software development

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      Can Studios

      Category: e-learning, Software development

      Software development and e-learning designers.

      15 South Street

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    • Content OD

      Digital agency

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      Content OD

      Category: Digital agency

      Producer of digital and social media content

      3-4 South Street

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    • Grace Owen Nursery School

      Nursery school

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      Grace Owen Nursery School

      Category: Nursery school

      Nursery school for children from 6 months to 5 years old and the longest serving business at Park Hill since its opening in 1963.


      1-7 The Pavement.

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    • Hive IT

      Information Technology

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      Hive IT

      Category: Information Technology

      Digital agency providing services in user experience design, software development and user testing.


      33-36 Gilbert.

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    • Homes for Students

      Estate Management Company, Estate rentals

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      Homes for Students

      Category: Estate Management Company, Estate rentals

      Homes For Students is the management company for Béton House, with an onsite team which consists of a Property Manager, Customer Sales Executive, Property Services Assistant and House Keeper. Homes for Students is part of the ANUK national code, which demonstrates our commitment to providing good quality housing for students. Duties onsite include property management, student experience, social media, sales and ensuring the general welfare and safety of the students onsite.
      We understand that having the right accommodation plays a big part in student’s learning, so we work in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University and student unions to provide the best possible student experience.

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    • Human Studio

      Consulting, Design

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      Human Studio

      Category: Consulting, Design

      Creative agency with global credentials in design, digital, moving image and immersive experiences.

      27 Gilbert.

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    • Kada Research


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      Kada Research

      Category: Consulting

      Kada Research is a UK and International economic development consultancy founded in 2011. We provide social and economic research, analysis, and advice to the public, private and non-profit sectors.

      10 South Street

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    • Park Hill Provisions


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      Park Hill Provisions

      Category: Grocery

      Convenience store selling fresh & frozen food, groceries, gluten-free products, confectionary, alcohol, Costa Coffee, tobacco and much more.

      Opening hours

      Monday to Saturday 07:00 – 23:00
      Sunday 08:00 – 22:00

      Unit 1, Rhodes Street

    • Plumlife

      Estate Management Company

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      Category: Estate Management Company

      Management company for Park Hill (Phase 1).

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    • Puckator

      Design, Wholesaler

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      Category: Design, Wholesaler

      Designer, importer and wholesale supplier of giftware, homeware and novelties.

      8-12 The Pavement

    • South Street Kitchen


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      South Street Kitchen

      Category: Cafe

      Independent cafe serving speciality coffee, fresh cakes and Middle Eastern inspired food. Regular Mezze evenings are held showcasing locally sourced fresh organic seasonal produce.


      19-20 South Street.

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    • Toggle

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      Toggle is an intuitive gift card platform which integrates with many other hospitality platforms and EPOS providers – creating a transactional website for businesses to easily sell gift cards, products and experiences directly to customers. It is free for the first £1,000 worth of sales and operators can be up-and-running within a few hours.

      Toggle customers include: YO! Sushi, Revolution Bars, Franco Manca, Leon, Gusto, Tonkotsu, JW Lees, Yummy Pubs, Boston Tea Party, Brewhouse & Kitchen, Côte, Turtle Bay, Rudy’s, San Carlo, Bob Bob Ricard, Park Chinois, Revolución de Cuba, Hickory’s Smokehouse, Ego Restaurants & Rosa’s Thai Café – plus many more.

      16 South Street

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    • Urban Splash

      Developer, Estate rentals, Estate sales

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      Urban Splash

      Category: Developer, Estate rentals, Estate sales

      Lead developer of Park Hill. Manages sale and rentals.

      Visit Site
    • Warp Films

      Film and Television

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      Warp Films

      Category: Film and Television

      Independent film and television production company.


      37 Gilbert.

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    • Youmee

      Branding, Consulting, Digital agency

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      Category: Branding, Consulting, Digital agency

      A social enterprise that uses digital to improve the lives of people who are struggling.


      9 South Street.

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    About Park Hill

    Park Hill is a Grade II* listed building in Sheffield, United Kingdom. Built between 1957 and 1961, Park Hill attracts considerable architectural and social history interest. Following a period of decline and neglect, Park Hill is currently undergoing a striking redevelopment and entering a new phase in its history. Renovated, reimagined and reborn as a 21st Century urban community, Park Hill still radiates the enthusiasm and optimism of its original residents and visionary architects. #LoveParkHill

    “We Were Never Derelict” a short film by artist/photographer Martin Gray.

    Space, Time and Streets in the Sky

    An immersive experience which provides  an opportunity to see Sheffield’s ‘Streets in the Sky’ for themselves and hear real-life stories of those that live there. 

    A collaboration between Human and the University of York, commissioned by XR Stories

    About this website

    This website is developed and managed by the Park Hill Residents’ Association (PHRA) as part of its community engagement and development work.

    This site is hosted and supported by Webarchitects, a Sheffield-based, small and friendly, multi-stakeholder co-operative which has been providing ethical and green, web hosting, and other services for over 20 years.

    This site has been built using WordPress and using the Metrika theme. Special thanks to Oleksandr, the theme developer, for his timely help in fine-tuning the site. Дуже дякую!

    Image credits

    The background aerial photograph of Park Hill is used with the kind permission of Urban Splash.

    All other images are provided by the community of Park Hill or are subject to a free-to-use, or Creative Commons licence. Image credits are displayed wherever possible. If you are the copyright holder and feel that we have used your image inappropriately, then please contact us and we will remedy this immediately.


    PHRA wishes to thank the following people and organisations for their support in delivering this Web site and for helping us to build our community at Park Hill.

    • Surriya Falconer at Falconer Associates for connecting people in the best ways.
    • Linda and Kim and the Friends of Sheaf Valley Park for reminding us that there was a community at Park Hill long before the building was built and for welcoming us into it.
    • Rachel and Tim and the team at South Street Kitchen for bringing culture, fine food and the best coffee to Park Hill.
    • David Lewus for being the social, professional and affable local face of Urban Splash.
    • Jim Martin and the on-site team for keeping our home running smoothly in a thousand invisible ways.
    • Every PHRA Committee member, past and present, for donating your time and energy for the greater good (“The Greater Good“).
    • Finally, thanks to everyone who has chosen to live or work at Park Hill. This really is the best place in Sheffield, isn’t it?

    Want to help?

    If you would like to contribute content or help with the continued development of this website, please get in touch with us. We would particularly like to hear from residents with skills in web and graphic design, copywriting, editing and social media.

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    The Park Hill Residents’ Association (PHRA) aims to improve the quality of life for everyone at Park Hill. We are a volunteer organisation run by (and for) residents. It follows a constitution and comprises a Committee and a number of special interest Working Groups and social groups.

    Residents are encouraged to participate in PHRA activities, to become involved in the working groups or to start new ones if you believe that there’s room for improvement at Park Hill and you would like to lead the change.

    We have run social events for residents including Summer and Christmas parties, as well as personal development opportunities such as yoga classes, gym memberships and creative writing workshops.

    To find out more about the PHRA, the active Working Groups and the rules for their operation, please see our wiki.


    A new committee is elected at each Annual General Meeting (AGM). The current PHRA committee comprises the following officers:







    Working Groups

    Residents with particular skills and interests have formed several working groups that deal with specific aspects of the Estate. Those currently active are listed below.

    Green Group

    Objective: To improve the environmental sustainability of the Estate.

    Phase 1 and Phase 2 Working Groups

    Objective: To ensure that living at Park Hill remains affordable and that the Estate maintains its design integrity.

    Communications Group

    Objective: To improve the flow of information between residents, PHRA and others via this website, our wiki, our social media and other communication mediums.

    How to get involved

    Being part of a working group is a great way to meet your neighbours, develop new friendships and interests, and to make a positive contribution to the Park Hill community.

    You can contact any of the working groups using our contact form or directly by email. If you have an idea for a new working group, then just get in touch with any member of the PHRA Committee. They’d love to speak with you!


    The PHRA constitution requires an Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be called once every 15 months. PHRA and its Working Groups may also hold meetings on specific topics throughout the year. You can download agendas, minutes and associated reports below.

    2018 AGM04/10/2018Downloadn/aDownload
    2019 AGM28/11/2019Downloadn/aDownload
    2020 AGM25/11/2020DownloadDownloadDownload
    2021 AGM30/11/2021DownloadDownloadDownload
    2022 AGM05/12/2022DownloadDownloadDownload
    2024 AGM26/02/2024DownloadDownloadTo follow

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    We receive numerous requests from students to help connect with residents for their projects and research. While we do not want to discourage your interest in Park Hill we ask that you consider the following.

    ‘Park Hill Fatigue’ is a phenomenon that has been identified and written about – we strongly recommend anyone thinking about undertaking qualitative research at Park Hill first have a read of chapter 6 of this recent thesis.


    Do not expect large numbers of responses.  Be prepared to be flexible in your methodology should you not get the number of responses you need. Surveys are likely to get a greater response than interviews.

    Remember you are asking residents to give their valuable time.  Therefore unique and interesting subjects with a particular focus will be better received.  Even better, research that demonstrates a benefit to the participants and Park Hill.  While only covering recent years, we invite you to search our Facebook page for posts mentioning ‘student’ and ‘research’ to get an idea of the subjects people have already approached us about.


    We can only help with current residents and most have only moved here post redevelopment.  If you wish to communicate with residents from prior to the redevelopment, while there are current residents that meet that criteria, you may also wish to get in touch with the Facebook group for residents from that period.


    We also request that you provide us with a copy of your work at its conclusion so we can share with our community (and especially those who contributed).

    Group visits

    We understand the interest in educational visits to Park Hill as it is an important architectural site.  But first and foremost it is our home.  There have occasionally been instances where large groups of students have been disruptive.

    If you are planning on visiting with a large group, we ask that you ensure there is suitable supervision and behaviour does not cause disruption to residents or damage to the estate.  If possible, consider splitting into smaller groups so as not overwhelm any one part of the estate. Consider getting in touch with us out of courtesy to advise of your visit so we forewarn residents.

    If you require a guided tour, these can be arranged on request by contacting tours@parkhillpeople.org.