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Norfolk Park Green Homes

Sheffield

Norfolk Park Green Homes.  Photograph by Mikael Schilling.

Fondly known locally as ‘Ballamory’ after the BBC children’s television programme, this housing scheme has raised people’s aspirations for their part of the city.

Norfolk Park Green Homes is part of a larger site that once featured poor quality 1960s tower blocks. Local councillor John Robson explains that the new scheme has “established a template for future building in Sheffield” by creating a variety of housing that is attractive and environmentally responsive.

Just a mile from the city centre, Norfolk Park Green Homes offers fantastic sweeping views of the city centre from homes that are contemporary and distinctive. The scheme offers residents a greener way of living and cheaper household running costs, earning praise for its ambitious approach to environmental performance.

The success of Norfolk Park Green Homes proves that a passionate client, a talented design team and a committed local community can combine to create well designed places. The scheme lifts people’s spirits and enhances their everyday lives, even on a rainy and windy day in Sheffield.

Norfolk Park Green Homes won a Building for Life Award in 2009.

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Building for Life Awards 2009

  • Admiralty Quarter, Portsmouth

    Admiralty Quarter, Portsmouth

    A housing scheme next to Portsmouth’s historic dockyard, surrounded by buildings including the Mary Rose and Victory museums.

  • Angel Waterside, Islington

    Angel Waterside, Islington, London

    An example of an imaginative high density, mixed tenure, mixed use urban redevelopment of a former brownfield site, which also creates an excellent new public amenity.

  • Cross Street South, Wolverhampton

    Cross Street South, Wolverhampton

    An ambitious design providing affordable houses and apartments in an area that has suffered from poor design and neglect.

  • Granville New Homes, Brent, London

    Granville New Homes, Brent, London

    An innovative new scheme which responds to its conservation area context and delivers attractive new homes and high quality living spaces.

  • Lime Tree Square, Street, Somerset

    Icon - Lime Tree Square, Street, Somerset

    The first phase of a larger development, ICON, which comprises housing from apartment blocks to mews and terraced housing.

  • Trinity Watch, St Ives

    Trinity Watch, St Ives

    An edge of town development which exploits a sloping site to give spectacular views of the sea and the harbour of St Ives.