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Park Hill flats, from below

Watch and listen

We've compiled BBC South Yorkshire's audio and video reports on Park Hill flats so you can find out how the developments are unfolding.

:: June 2009 - After long-winded discussions about the correct colour of the concrete repairs between Park Hill's developers Urban Splash, and their funding partners English Heritage, they have decided on a solution. Scaffolding has gone up on the three northern flanks of Phase One of the project, the concrete is being given the 'hammer test' and repaired, and it's being patched up too.

:: April 2009 - There were fears that the massive redevelopment scheme at Park Hill had been 'credit crunched' but Urban Splash's Managing Director for Yorkshire told BBC Radio Sheffield and Look North that the £150 million facelift is continuing despite needing early public-funded investment.

:: March 2008 - Mark Latham from Urban Splash tells us about the tests and experiments they've been doing with the top flats in Park Hill... moving the windows around, knocking down walls... and finding very interesting bits of wallpaper!

:: Autumn 2007 - BBC South Yorkshire talks to Urban Splash's development manager Mark Latham about what will be happening to the flats throughout 2008 and beyond.

:: December 2007 -  Building work started on the flats in December 2007. Watch the Look North report here, and see caretaker Grenville Squires recite his Park Hill poem.

:: 1960s Park Hill - Sylvia Langan grew up at Park Hill in the 1960s, when the flats first opened. Hear her recounting her memories of good times on the estate.

:: 2007 - Grenville Squires was Park Hill's caretaker and also lived in the flats for 22 years. He shares his thoughts and memories on the building... which he thinks of as "an old lady who just needs to wash her face and put on a new dress."

:: The son of the first resident caretaker on Park Hill, back in the 1960s, tells Rony Robinson his memories of living there. He has some funny recollections about funerals and taking his dad's key to go and play in the bowels of the building...

:: 1975 - Listen to a BBC Radio Sheffield report from 1975 in which the reporter asks residents how they feel about living there.

last updated: 24/07/2009 at 10:41
created: 31/12/2007

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