First look at Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park expansion plans
Plans for the expansion of a major Yorkshire Olympic legacy development have been revealed.
Legacy Park Ltd has unveiled its expansion plans for Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, as well as naming key stakeholders and preferred development partner for the project.
The development aims to bring new opportunities to the area between Broughton Lane and Woodbourn Road in the east end of Sheffield, creating up to 750,000 sq ft of business space for the sport, health and well-being sector.
Plans for the site include a university technical college specialising in human science and computing, Oasis Academy Don Valley for children aged 2-16 and Sheffield Hallam University’s Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC), which is due to be completed in September.
To achieve its vision, Legacy Park Ltd will work closely with main stakeholders such as Sheffield City Council and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System, Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network and Sheffield City Trust will all be part of the development, which is expected to create jobs as well as health, wellbeing and sports facilities.
The Rt. Hon. Richard Caborn, project lead for Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park explained: “This expansion will allow us to bring underutilised or brownfield land back into use for development – converting low-quality land into international standard community and commercial space with a high-quality public realm.
“The plans mean more people in Darnall and Attercliffe will benefit from increased access to local amenities and facilities, health and wellbeing opportunities and employment, as well as bringing together public, private and academia to put physical activity and prevention at the heart of the NHS”.
North Yorkshire-based firm Scarborough International Property Limited has been named as the preferred development partner for the scheme, beginning with the construction of a 40,000 sq ft office space project close to the AWRC.
Scarborough International Property Limited founder and chairman Kevin McCabe commented: “We believe in Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park and the ability of Sheffield, my home city, to create and support a unique business environment that achieves Legacy Park Limited’s ambitious vision.
“We… look forward to accelerating the delivery of Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park to bring jobs and economic growth back to the famous Lower Don Valley area.”
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