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Virtual Building Visit

Grey to Green

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Delivered by Zac Tudor and Nigel Dunnett via Microsoft Teams

Join the Sheffield Society of Architects for a live presentation of Grey to Green, Sheffield. It will delivered by Zac Tudor Associate Landscape Architect at Arup, and Professor Nigel Dunnett - Professor of planting design and vegetation technology The University of Sheffield.

This is a free event, and we welcome everyone – architects, other built environment professionals, students, families and friends.

Please click the button above to register, and we'll send you the link to join in!

Grey to Green, a retrofit SuDS (Sustainable Urban Drainage System) scheme in Sheffield, was awarded 'Most Outstanding Project' at the Sheffield Design Awards in 2016, obtained 'Gold Standard' and 'Best Environmental project' at the Yorkshire in Bloom awards.

Grey to Green is transforming 1.3 kilometres roads in the Riverside Business District into an interlinked sustainable urban drainage system (SUDS) including rain gardens, bioswales, and creating attractive public spaces showcasing wild perennial flower meadows, trees, shrubs, public art and benches.

Sheffield City Council Landscape Team led the Grey to Green project under Zac Tudor - Principal Landscape Architect at Sheffield City Council. The planting scheme was created through a collaboration with Sheffield City Council and Professor Nigel Dunnett, University of Sheffield. 

Sheffield City Council proposed the work in 2013 with Phase 1, between West Bar Green and Lady's Bridge completed, in 2016 with Phase 2 completed in September 2020.


“The Grey to Green scheme is an incredibly important part of our work towards improving climate resilience and increasing bio-diversity in the city centre. It has also given us the opportunity to introduce attractive new cycling and walking routes in the area which are essential to the regeneration of the city centre as an appealing place to live, work and visit"

Councillor Julie Grocutt, Cabinet Member for Transport and Development at Sheffield City Council


“We are very proud of the wonderful work that has been achieved by the Grey to Green scheme in transforming the Castlegate area of the city, introducing vibrant new scenery for the area and renewing interest in the potential of this historic part of Sheffield.

Councillor Mazher Iqbal, Cabinet Member for Business and Investment at Sheffield City Council


You can find out more about the project here:

The session will be recorded (guests may appear in the recording),and made available online free of charge after the event.

We hope this method of visiting local architecture will be more accessible to more people.

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Virtual Building Visit | Grey to Green
Virtual Building Visit | Grey to Green
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