On Tuesday 19 March His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester visited the Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park to see those involved in the project which is transforming one of the most deprived areas in the UK.
Our Managing Director Simon Carr attended the event and met His Royal Highness, who also met dignitaries and representatives from the Park including the Deputy Lord Mayor of Sheffield Councillor Tony Downing and former Minister for Sport Richard Caborn. The Duke of Gloucester also spoke to architects about future plans to develop a new stadium on the site, which will widen the facilities available to the local community.
The visit highlighted how our work to develop the 3G community pitch and complete hard and soft landscaping of the 35-acre site has helped the Park live up to its legacy of providing world-class sports facilities, education, research and innovation and opportunities for the local community.
Councillor Olivia Blake, Deputy Leader at Sheffield City Council, said: “We’re very proud to demonstrate the excellence here at Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park to a royal audience and welcome The Duke of Gloucester to Sheffield. With partners across the city, we have created a truly innovative home for sport, education and research and it’s wonderful that this is being recognised.
“The Park is certainly living up to its name in terms of the legacy created since the 2012 Games, providing education and training, plus some of the best opportunities for sports participation, to thousands of people. We are now starting to appreciate the huge benefits this development brings to the city and we are eager to see how much more can be achieved as the journey continues.”
The Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park project has recently won Landscape Architecture of the Year at the AJ Architecture Awards demonstrating the excellence of the scheme.
Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park is being delivered by Legacy Park Ltd, a joint venture between Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Sheffield City Council.