Major new arts venue to be created in Sheffield’s iconic Park Hill estate

Congratulations to S1 Artspace in Sheffield, which has been awarded £1 million from the Treasury towards the cost of its ambitious project to transform one block of the city’s brutalist Grade II* listed Park Hill estate, the largest listed structure in Europe, into a major new multidisciplinary arts venue. 

The Architectural Heritage Fund offered a £25,000 Project Development Grant to help the charity develop its business case for the project. The derelict Duke Street wing of the estate will provide artists’ studios, creative workspaces, live/work flats, production workshops, education space, an archive on post-war architecture, an auditorium and café, as well as the UK’s first city centre sculpture park and the largest gallery dedicated to contemporary arts in the north of England. 
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Here is the full list of grant awards made in our latest round (9 grants totalling £80,400):

Project Development Grants:
• Valley Heritage CIO for Waterside Mill, Bacup, Lancashire (£10,000)
• Hestercombe Gardens Trust for Hestercombe House, Somerset (£15,000)
• Dundee Museum of Transport Trust for Maryfield Tram Depot, Dundee (£22,750*)
• The Pipe Factory for the former White’s Clay Pipe Factory, Glasgow (£10,650*)
• Govanhill Baths Community Trust for Govanhill Baths, Glasgow (£10,000)

Project Viability Grants:
• Northern Ireland Foundation & Lower Oldpark Community Association for the former Oldpark Carnegie Library, Belfast (£3,000)
• Regenerus (South Sefton Development Trust) for the former Carnegie Library, Crosby, Merseyside (£3,000)
• Perth & Kinross Heritage Trust for the East Range, Stanley Mills, Perthshire (£3,000)
• Scottish Centre for Personal Safety for the former Barony St John Church, Ardrossan, North Ayrshire (£3,000)

* Includes additional funding from Historic Environment Scotland