Wing of Sheffield's Park Hill flats to be centre for modern art

One of the largest galleries dedicated to contemporary arts in the North of England is to be created at Sheffield's Park Hill flats.

Thursday, 31st March 2016, 9:00 am
A drawing of the Park Hill plans

The S1 Artspace group, a non-profit-making, artist-led organisation, is moving from Trafalgar Street to the Duke Street wing of the Brutalist complex, and will get a new home as well as a major venue for arts and culture.

The space will house an archive, auditorium, studios, ‘live or work’ flats, production workshops and an education space.

S1 already has a presence at Park Hill with its exhibitions in the former Scottish Queen pub and there are also plans for a sculpture park outside the new arts centre.

The Government pledged £1 million of funding for the scheme in the Budget.

Louise Hutchinson, artistic director of S1 Artspace, said: “This is the first major step towards realising our ambition and we very much look forward to the journey ahead.”

The wider Park Hill site – which is Grade II listed – is being regenerated as flats and business space by developer Urban Splash.