Established to regenerate the former Don Valley Stadium site, the Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park is a joint venture between the public and private sectors, led by Legacy Park Ltd with partners Sheffield City Council, Sheffield Hallam University and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.
The project has improved access to the OLP facilities for the local community, creating an area available to the public, as well as local schools and teams, including the Sheffield Eagles. Highly Commended at the NFB Awards for Collaborative Working, the judges described the project as “a shining example of providing social value and reaching high levels of corporate social responsibility. Some excellent examples of training and skills development through collaboration contributed to the success of this project.”
The project’s aim has been to unlock the potential of a previously underused and costly site. Complex civil engineering and high quality landscape architecture has been expertly delivered within challenging cost constraints and the result is a hugely improved environment, a new community asset and an attractive investment opportunity for companies in the health and wellbeing sectors.
Joe Mothersole, Director, Turner & Townsend
Of landscaping completed
The work included:
- 10,000m2 of paving
- 7,000m2 of roads
- 22,000m2 of landscaping
- A new 3G pitch
- 100m running track
- Innovative lighting/Wifi system so runners can record their own running statistics.
Part of the community
The site team worked closely with the local community, offering site visits and workshops to students from several local schools. Materials and time were donated, including the environmental canal clean up to improve the Don Valley Moorings around the site, creating better access to the Olympic Legacy Park for the local community. Money was also donated to Oasis Academy to purchase new football boots for use on the new 3G pitch.
Henry Boot have provided our construction and engineering students with valuable opportunities to develop their skills, gain an insight into the industry and give them an advantage in achieving their career aspirations. From site visits to shadowing site managers, our students are developing a skills bank that will support them into the future.
Joanne Bolton, Enterprise & Work Placement Advisor at Sheffield College
Involved in this project
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