Masterplan submitted for Olympic Legacy Park

A masterplan for a 26-acre London 2012 Olympic legacy project in Sheffield has been submitted.

A joint venture between Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Sheffield City Council, the Olympic Legacy Park has already received the backing of Lord Sebastian Coe and Olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams.

The planning application for the Olympic Legacy Park (OLP) in the east end of Sheffield includes the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre, which will be run by Sheffield Hallam University pioneering technologies for  healthcare companies including Toshiba to help people move more.

Included in the masterplan is a range of sports and exercise facilities, giving members of the public the chance to improve their health and wellbeing alongside elite athletes and professional sports men and women.

A multi-purpose 3,000 seat indoor community sports and events arena, community artificial pitch and cycle ways will all form part of the OLP. The Olympic-standard twin-pad iceSheffield, English Institute of Sport Sheffield and Grass Bowl are all within OLP’s boundaries.

Plans also include Sheffield’s second University Technical College, UTC2 Sheffield, while new academy school and community hub on site – sponsored by Oasis Community Learning – will provide 1,200 places for youngsters aged two to 16.

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