Elsecar Heritage Railway – Live Project 2016

Live Projects 2016

On Friday 4th November the University of Sheffield School of Architecture (SSoA) welcomed students, clients, partners and the public to the Vestry Hall (Israac Centre) on Cemetery Road Sheffield for the public presentations of the 2016 Live Projects www.liveprojects.org.

Live Projects are 6 week projects where Masters Architecture students from the SSoA work with local community, voluntary and arts-based groups on real-world client briefs producing high quality innovative design and build, feasibility, strategy, public engagement and other outputs to support and advance the work of their clients. The project groups work to agreed briefs on a tight schedule. The ideas, designs, documents, models and final presentations are always creative and engaging. The Friends of Hemingfield Colliery themselves benefited from a Live Project in 2014 and so are delighted to see the outcomes of the EHR Live work.

EHR Live


The Elsecar Heritage Railway tasked a Live Project team with research, feasibility report and building design work on new stations at Hemingfield and Cortonwood. The project supports the EHR as it continues its work in extending the passenger line down from Elsecar to Cortonwood and realising its exciting vision for a heritage steam railway along Elsecar valley, completing the Coalfield Line.


The Route


The team explored the identities of Elsecar, Hemingfield and Cortonwood station sites, their attractions and facilities and prepared detailed designs responding to the specific needs of each location.


Anticipating the future experience of passengers journeying along the full length of the line from Elsecar to Cortonwood and back has led the Live Project team to produce some impressive ideas, preparing the way with feasibility work and public engagement materials.

Vitality – volunteers

The team’s work has also served to re-emphasise the importance of the truly unique volunteer opportunities presented by the Elsecar Heritage Railway.

The Team

The 2016 EHR Live Project Team from the Sheffield School of Architecture included:

Hugh Armstrong | Ziquan Du | Jennifer Lee | Kenny Sham

Jessica Beresford | Sara Lage | Kasia Oskroba| Beimeng Zhang (Amon)

Praneet Bhullar | Grace Laurie | Theodore Roseland | Yilin Zhang (Lexie)


Elsecar Heritage Railway Live Project Team 2016 (Photo credit: SSoA Live Projects)

Find out more

SSoA EHR Live Project: http://www.liveprojects.org/2016/ehrlive/

EHR Live Twitter: www.twitter.com/ehr

Elsecar Heritage Railway: https://www.elsecarrailway.co.uk

The journey has just begun…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.