Grey to Green
1pm - 2pm, 3rd July 2018
West Bar to Lady's Bridge
Walking tour led by - Zac Tudor, Principal Landscape Architect Sheffield City Council
Grey to Green, winners of the 'Most Outstanding Project' award at the Sheffield Design Awards in 2016 is a retrofit SuDS schoeme.
The overall Grey to Green project aims to transform 1.3 kilometres of redundant roads into attractive new linear public spaces, and phase 1 is already complete. The future phases will eventually include innovative perennial flower meadows, an interlinked sustainable urban drainage system (SUDS), rain gardens, public art and high quality paved footways and street furniture.
The project will create an attractive setting for existing and new investment and jobs, an improvement in the city’s resilience to climate change as well as an enhanced public realm and connectivity of the area with the rest of the City Centre. It also shows off new forms of partnership with the University of Sheffield Landscape School, Amey and Robert Bray Associates by sharing expertise to solve problems in an innovative way.
Grey to Green Phase 1 between West Bar Green and Lady's Bridge was completed in 2016 with Phase 2 expected to commence in January 2019.
You can find out more about the project here: