‘The Park Hill Shop’ pops up in Sheffield city-centre

Posted by: Ashley Birch
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Award winning student developer Alumno has opened the new space in 26 Pinstone Street, displaying merchandise, local artist’s work and a model room

A new ‘Park Hill Shop’ from student developer Alumno is open on Pinstone Street, opposite the Peace Gardens, display merchandise from several Sheffield design institutions including the modernist society and S1Arts, as well as housing local artists’ work and a model room.


Its creator Alumno specialise in the design and development of modern student accommodation and is responsible for developing accommodation for 356 students at the post-war Sheffield housing estate, Park Hill, which will be open from September 2020.


Designed by local Architects, Witham Cox, residents will be able to get a taste of the planned accommodation at the newly opened city-centre shop, where scheme layouts and a model room will highlight the history of the whole development. 

Phase 3 of the Park Hill Development is now underway


David Campbell, MD of Alumno said: “Our project at Park Hill will allow us to offer a truly memorable living experience for students in Sheffield. They will be able to live in an iconic building and in a brilliant location for the city centre. 


“The shop will give everyone in Sheffield a chance to connect with this project and experience the transformation and rebirth of this legacy first-hand.


“We are planning numerous exciting events throughout the year to help raise awareness of the project.”


The first exhibition is by renowned photographer and writer Martin Gray who was commissioned by Alumno to document the change at site. Martin has interviewed many involved in the construction of the project who have a link and personal history with Park Hill from its original opening in the 1961.


With the help of University of Sheffield, Alumno has invited local artists to bid for a commission to exhibit their work in the shop next year.  


The shop front has been designed by renowned designer Ben Kelly famous for the Hacienda interiors in Manchester. Ben Kelly and Brinkworth Design have been commissioned to design the interiors and the community space at Béton House, Park Hill.  

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