With a new year and a new decade upon us, we are very excited to see what 2020 brings. Each month last year, we went behind the scenes on our past projects and spoke to the people that worked on them about the design and inspiration. This year, we are focusing on positivity and celebrating the achievements and the hard work from the people involved. Each month we will be bringing you a monthly review of all the positive news and achievements that have occurred with in the month. From new photos/footage to award nominations, we will be celebrating and highlighting every achievement. January’s blog shines a spotlight on Beton House, Park Hill along with news coming out of Norwich.
After the success of our poetry competition for Benedict’s Gate, the winner will be announced on February 6th, we kicked off the New Year with a new competition for our Sheffield Scheme, Beton House. We’re inviting all students in Sheffield to enter the Photo North Photography Competition. Entries close on the 6th of March with an exhibition & event taking place on the 1st April. You can find more details here: https://www.photonorthfestival.co.uk/student-photo-competition
Staying in Sheffield and reminiscing about Christmas, our friends at the Park Hill Residents Association shared some fantastic photos of their annual Christmas party. Party goers were treated to Urban Splash’s 25 year anniversary exhibit ‘It’ll Never Work’, music performed by Ruby Macintosh and food from South Street Kitchen. It was great to see the whole Park Hill community, young and old, getting together.
A big highlight for us was the launch of our exclusive Park Hill font. Unique to Park Hill, the font celebrates Park Hill in all its glory. Inspired by the typographic form of the estate as seen above, the public have the choice to download two versions; Park Hill Regular and Park Hill Hard Core. The font can be downloaded for free here: https://www.parkhilltype.com/
We also got an updated look at Beton House when Kier and 360 photography took some amazing drone footage of the site as the scaffolding came down in December revealing the new façade of Beton House.
It wasn’t just Beton House getting all the attention this month, Benedict Gate in Norwich was on the front cover and featured in this month’s Public Sector Building Magazine. Due to be completed in September 2020, Benedicts Gate will offer students 302 en-suite and studio rooms, along with communal kitchens and lounges. We can’t wait to see Benedict Gate completed and hear what students and the local community think.
Ending January on a high, news came from Carson & Partners that our second Norwich Scheme, Pablo Fanque House, won a bronze award in this year’s International Design Awards. Pablo Fanque was the only UK based project from over 1000 entries world-wide and the only student accommodation scheme in the world to receive an award!
What a start to the year!
Look out for February’s review, with highlights including our Norwich Topping out ceremony and when the winner of our Norwich poetry competition will be announced.