Introducing Beton House
Introducing the latest accommodation for students in Sheffield…Béton House!
Sited atop one of Sheffield’s seven hills, Béton House stands tall above the City as the latest phase in the redevelopment of the Park Hill estate – the largest Grade II* listed development in Europe! The Park Hill estate was designed in the 1950s by Jack Lynn and Ivor Smith, providing just shy of 1,000 homes situated amongst the ‘streets in the sky’ as one of the UK’s most iconic post-war developments.
Flash-forward to September 2020, developers Alumno and architecture and design firms Ben Kelly Design, Whittam Cox, Kier Group and Brinkworth with Graphic Thought Facility have redeveloped one abandoned phase of Park Hill to bring to Sheffield a unique student accommodation, which provides all the ideals of a student house within a managed block – something which hasn’t been done before!
Thinking of coming to Sheffield for university?
Here’s a few reasons why Béton House is THE place to stay…
Are you looking for a large house to share with your mates but want the comfort, safety and security of student accommodation? The majority of living spaces at Béton House are made up of 8-bed townhouses, each split across 3 floors, with two front doors and all ensuite rooms. Both entrances have staircases leading to 2 bedrooms upstairs and 2 bedrooms downstairs on each side of the townhouse.
Béton House says goodbye to standard student rooms, old-school décor and long corridors and welcomes bright, light and modern townhouse-living.
Gym and Yoga Studio
The on-site gym and yoga studio took shape in autumn 2020 and so can those living at Béton as access to these areas is included in students’ rent. From weights and treadmills to battle ropes and benches, there’s everything you need onsite to get physical!
Private Dining, Cinema Room and Quiet Study
Fancy hosting a birthday brunch onsite? Up for a movie night one evening? Need somewhere quiet and calm to study?
Béton House has it covered as there’s a quiet study, private dining space and cinema room all located on the ground floor.
Is access to these areas included in your rent? Of course!
Outdoor Space and Storage
Did you know Sheffield is one of the greenest cities in Europe? With over 250 woods, parks, and gardens in and around the city, Béton House continues this theme by offering LOADS of outdoor space for in-house students to enjoy.
There’s storage on-site for up to 180 bikes, an outdoor basketball hoop, a convenience store on the ground floor of the build, as well as private grounds just for student-use (with secure fob entry!)
What’s not to like, eh?
Common Area (with dancefloor and DJ booth!)
Ben Kelly first made his name designing the iconic Manchester nightclub, The Haçienda. Both Ben Kelly Design and Brinkworth transformed the communal areas at Béton House, dishing up space to host student events and socials all-year-round.
The common area has its own Haçienda-style dancefloor and DJ booth. Students can BYOV (Bring Your Own Vinyl), chill out and enjoy some music in the communal space, or have a listen to the property’s very own collection of Sheffield classics (Pulp, Arctic Monkeys and Moloko to name a few!).
Stay at Béton House and you will also have a chance to get involved with the student experience activities throughout the year. From game board cafés, circus skills, and doodle clubs, to macramé classes, yoga and propagation, you can be guaranteed to have a wide range of fun and engaging activities to take part in at Béton House.
Students can find experience updates released every month in the onsite newsletter, The Béton Bulletin!
History and Future of Béton House
Stay at Béton House and you’ll be walking the same ‘streets in the sky’ that was the main setting for famous Arctic Monkeys’ tracks including The View from the Afternoon and When the Sun Goes Down, just to name a few…
The streets used to be the route for the milkman to drive round in the cart and deliver bottles to all who lived in the original development post-war. Nowadays, they are used as the main walkways to access student townhouses. The ‘streets in the sky’ wrap around the entirety of the property, getting you from one side to the other in a matter of minutes, giving you the feel of a student house but with all the positives of managed accommodation.
Throughout the property, you will find a mixture of bright, bold colour palettes, intertwined with exposed concrete to retain the façade of the building. With the property being a listed development, you will find unique features across the site, including exposed light-fittings, ‘mushrooms’ on balconies which were used for tying up washing lines, as well as purposefully exposed concrete to showcase where old meets new in repairing the development.