Be a part of Sheffield history – you’re welcome.
The world-famous Grade II* listed Park Hill is a landmark, in the truest sense of the word, on the Sheffield skyline. Sited atop one of the city’s seven hills, overlooking the transport interchange and city beyond, Europe’s largest listed structure is imposing, captivating, infectious and its original architecture has both timeless value and near-unrivalled cultural integrity. Here, you will find Béton House.
Park Hill’s design is guided by the work of Le Corbusier, one of the world’s most revered architects, and particularly by his 1940s ‘Unité d’Habitation‘ building design principle – his ‘Cité Radieuse’ building in Marseille being a thing of absolute beauty in our opinion. Coining the term ‘béton brut’, Le Corbusier also provided the inspiration for our building’s name…and for its re‑imagination as an incredible place to live.
What makes Béton House so special is its philosophy of promoting interaction. Originally labelled ‘streets in the sky’ when constructed in the late 1950s, the building promotes a wider sense of community – with your neighbours, with other residents and as part of the Park Hill mix. Punctuated by original art, people talk about this place as THE place. It’s real. And it’s happening now.
Art & urbanism
The Modernist and Brutalist movements of the 19th and 20th Centuries provide a rich context to our building. Art and architecture move us; the retained mosaic works and Le Corbusier’s ‘Polychromie’ gave rise to our colour palette; we’re continually working with artists, designers and other mad-cap creatives. Béton House is itself a canvas and Park Hill’s emerging reputation as an axis for urban culture makes it all the more welcome.
Welcome to the
streets in the sky.
Béton House is European in its provenance and proud of it. For hundreds of years, our continental cousins have pioneered city centre living – setting high-bar design standards that place value on ‘people’ rather than ‘profit’. Sit outside. Walk and cycle more. Take a siesta. Enjoy lengthy lunches with friends. We’ve worked relentlessly to bring this culture to Sheffield; now it’s your time to enjoy it.