Sheffield’s Olympic Legacy Park has been announced as the winning entry in the Landscape Architecture of the Year category at the 2018 AJ Architecture Awards held at The Roundhouse, London. It beat off competition from projects including Sky TV’s Campus, the City of Glasgow College’s Landscape and Public Realm and the Canal Corridor at Kings Cross. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Olympic Legacy Park project director David Hobson.
Sheffield Eagles have spoken of their struggle to secure a stadium for professional rugby league in Sheffield following the demolition of the Don Valley Stadium. It is hoped the new community stadium at the Olympic Legacy Park in Don Valley will open in spring 2017. In the meantime, lacking a temporary location in Sheffield the Eagles have been playing their home matches in Wakefield. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to head coach and acting chief executive Mark Aston.
Sheffield’s new University Technical College (UTC) has opened on the Olympic Legacy Park and students have begun moving into after a two week induction. The £10m development is the second UTC in Sheffield. It will provide specialist study for 14 to 19-year-old students in technical skills for healthcare, sports sciences and computing, as well as offering traditional academic qualifications.
Members of the local community went along to a public consultation to find out more about the Olympic Legacy Park. The Oasis Academy school has already opened on the site, with a University Technical College set to open in September. The project is a joint venture between Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Sheffield City Council. It’s set to be home to the Sheffield Eagles and the Sheffield Sharks, and is expected to become the most advanced research and development centre for physical activity in the world.