2017 - September 2017

Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park opened to the public on 18 September 2017 – 18/09/17

Sheffield Olympic Legal Park opens to the public 18/9/2017olympic-legacy-park-logo

Five years on from London 2012, the site has been remediated and the soft landscaping has been completed.  Hoardings and fences have been removed, giving the local community free access to all parts of the site from Worksop Road to Coleridge Road.  This includes easy access to the canal basin that has been tidied and improved over the summer by volunteers from the Henry Boot Construction team.

The opening event saw pupils from the Oasis Academy Don Valley run down the new 100m running track as well as tours of the new space for leisure, walking, running and cycling.

The site includes two new Outdoor City Run Routes, which were tried out by a group of runners from the local running store Accelerate, including the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre Director, Prof Steve Haake.  They also tackled the high viewpoint route offering a lookout across the city.

The landscaping has been designed to enhance the urban ecology and, an orchard has been planted to complement the Oasis Academy’s edible garden, promoting healthy eating as well as healthy living.

The remediation work was funded by a European Regional Development Fund and a Sheffield City Region Infrastructure Fund from Sheffield Local Enterprise Partnership funded the infrastructure and landscaping.

“It’s only been four years since Don Valley Stadium was taken down but look at what’s been achieved so far. This is a valuable asset to the Attercliffe community and these developments will play a key role in supporting the health and wellbeing of the local population – closing the gap in health, wellbeing and life expectancy that is experienced in different parts of South Yorkshire”

Richard Caborn - Project Lead of Sheffield Legacy Park

“It’s been a great privilege for Henry Boot to help deliver Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park and we are delighted to have worked with so many local businesses.  There’s been a lot of work that’s gone into getting the Park to where it is today – we’ve shifted more than half a million tons of earth to make way for the facilities on this site.  Local employment, local wealth creation and local facilities – this is the best of business, politicians and local institutions doing their best for the local economy”

Simon Carr – Managing Director – Henry Boot Construction

For more information, contact:

 

Karen Fisher, Business Development Manager