New units on the Wicker, Sheffield

A rare opportunity to occupy from 150 sq.ft. to 3,000 sq.ft. in the heart of the Wicker and Castlegate on Sheffield's Curry Mile.

The premises are located on the ground floor of an established hotel and are to be refurbished to shell finish with new shop fronts suitable for retail, restaurant or takeaway subject to planning permission.

Available for occupation from September 2010.

To arrange a viewing or for more details on availability and rents please contact:
Tony Carroll 07770 734186 tony.carroll@provesta.co.uk

Hyde Park Flats Sheffield 1988

We were rooting through our image library a few days ago and came across a photograph taken around 1988 of the Hyde Park Flats complex in Sheffield.

It's a dramatic (if grainy) image that shows how aspirations for public housing have changed since the 1950's when Hyde Park was conceived and built as part of the post-war slum clearances. These huge schemes shamelessly followed the aspirations of Corbusier's Unité d'Habitation streets in the sky principles with large apartments (flats as they were once called) built to take families from the run down housing of the surrounding areas. The entire complex was designed to be almost self sustaining with homes, shops, pubs, clubs, offices and schools.

Sadly the inevitable social problems damned Hyde Park to demolition a few short years after this photograph was taken.

It's fun to imagine how Hyde Park would look with 21st century architecture, construction techniques and materials.