Showcase for students with designs on regeneration

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STUDENTS from Sheffield University yesterday showcased their ideas for the regeneration of Attercliffe.

Fourth-year students from the department of town and regional planning had to produce an action plan for the area’s development – and yesterday their efforts went on display at the university.

David Slater, director of Sheffield Spaces and chairman of Attercliffe Business Collection, went to see the students’ work and said the ideas should be presented to the city council.

Mr Slater, together with undergraduate admissions tutor Dr Ed Ferrari, will now pick a winner and give a £100 prize to the student who had the best idea.

He said: “After having a chat with the students I’m blown away by the commitment and effort that has gone into this work.

“If they really mean it, they should take this further. They must show their designs and ideas to Sheffield Council.

“Attercliffe needs development and, with the ideas from the town and regional planning students, this could be the gateway to the city that we are looking for.”

Posters depicting the students’ ideas are now on display in and around the corridor and café space on floor C of Sheffield University’s geography and planning building in Winter Street.