"Then and Now" site tour
When the community it served was gone, Burton Street School fell into disrepair. Today it is a vibrant community hub. This behind-the-scenes tour will show you how an unloved heritage asset can be given a new lease of life.
Burton Street School rang its bell for the last time in 1976. With the local community plucked from their terraces and whisked away to distant concrete tower blocks, there was no use for these old Victorian school buildings. Over the next 20 years the site fell steadily into disrepair. When local people heard the site was scheduled for demolition, they sprung into action and took control.
Today Burton Street is a true community asset. It is used by over 2500 people per week, and is considered home to a wide range of local businesses, groups and organisations.
Join us for a free, access all areas, behind-the-scenes guided tour. See how this once forgotten Sheffield Board School was adapted for use as a hectic, vibrant and varied community facility. Burton Street is a unique place, owned by the community, run for the community. Come take a look around.
Part of Heritage Open Days 2018