The Largest Listed Building in Europe, it's a Modernist Monster

Despite the daytime TV schedules being crammed with car boot shows & antique auctions show, and despite my penchant for crap tv, I never tune in of a morning.

However, I was making a cup of tea in my Mum's kitchen half an hour ago & got stopped in my tracks by a daytime telly piece about Sheffield's Park Hill Estate. It's an abandoned monster of residential living, completed in 1961 and falling into disrepair in the 80s.

The Largest Listed Building in Europe, it's a Modernist Monster

The Largest Listed Building in Europe, it's a Modernist Monster

The Largest Listed Building in Europe, it's a Modernist Monster

It's now undergoing a multi-million pound regeneration, after becoming a listed building meaning it can't be demolished.

I'm not convinced. There's something a bit bleak about that artist's impression of the finished product. The hot air balloons are all a bit Logan's Run. Soylent Green is People.

The Largest Listed Building in Europe, it's a Modernist Monster

The Largest Listed Building in Europe, it's a Modernist Monster

The Largest Listed Building in Europe, it's a Modernist Monster