Park Hill Structural Refurbishment, Sheffield
Completed: December 2011
Duration: 2 years 7 months

Following completion of Concrete Repairs works for Urban Splash at the prestigious developments, Fort Dunlop and The Rotunda in Birmingham, we were asked to tender in February 2009 for the Concrete Repair package at Park Hill. Our tender being accepted by the client, we commenced works in May 2009 completing by December 2011.

Park Hill is a Grade II listed building, the largest listed structure in Europe. Built in the 1950’s and opened in 1961 to replace the slum terrace property, the original architects Jack Lynn and Ivor Smith created three apartments to suit all family types, from single pensioners to families of six or more. Unfortunately by the 1980’s Park Hill had become dilapidated.

Our initial package was for Concrete Repairs and Specialised Coatings to the façade of the building. From there, we then carried out repair works to the helical stairs and lift shaft beams, fabrication works and brick cleaning. In 2011, we carried out internal repairs and wall sealer coatings.

The works were carried out by our in-house skilled Concrete Repair Operatives to the highest of standards, under the ever-watchful eye of the English Heritage.

Our scope of works was as follows:-

> Cover meter/hammer test survey of building frame
> Blast cleaning to all external and internal concrete surfaces
> Hydro-demolition to defective concrete
> Anti-corrosion coatings to reinforcement
> Internal and external Concrete repairs
> Application of specialised coloured coatings
> Brick cleaning
> High pressure water jetting
> Resin injection
> Re-instatement of expansion joints
> Brickwork and blockwork
> Waterproofing works to streets in the sky
> Structural repairs & alteration to the main architectural elements of the cut and core & scenic glazed lift apertures
> Structural repairs & alterations to the aperture for the scenic spiral staircase.