Road to Rio, how the Olympics will lead to legacy

23rd June 2015 | 0 Comments

As the Project Lead for a visionary London 2012 Olympic Legacy hub, it’s exciting to watch on as the organisers of the Rio Games countdown to 2016. Ensuring the longer-term benefits and effects of the planning, funding, building and staging of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in summer 2012 was key to London’s bid – in fact it’s [...]

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The Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre, innovations that help people move

15th May 2015 | 0 Comments

Explaining the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre – the AWRC for short – can be complex.  That’s why I’ve tried to get its tag line down to five words: innovations that help people move.   The AWRC is all about innovation: activity sensors, apps for smart phones, sports equipment, the physical environment around us, design, aids for those [...]

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Olympic Legacy Park, a view from the inside

11th May 2015 | 0 Comments

For the last four months, I've had the opportunity to be part of an exciting new project in my hometown of Sheffield, the Olympic Legacy park (OLP). Having grown up in Sheffield I've always been familiar with the Don Valley area and the different sporting opportunities Sheffield has to offer, particularly the English Institute of [...]

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Why the Steel City holds its mettle on the international stage

14th April 2015 | 0 Comments

With the arrival of the Olympic Legacy Park (OLP), Sheffield is set to prove itself as an international centre of excellence when it comes to health and wellbeing research and development. However, it’s not just the OLP that’s attracting businesses to the city.  Sheffield City Region is a region of contrasts. From the steel industry [...]

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Leisure chief discusses potential of the Olympic Legacy Park

13th April 2015 | 0 Comments

The Olympic Legacy Park (OLP) is aiming to become an internationally recognised Innovation District for health and wellbeing research and learning.    And with the recent addition of two world-class sports venues in the English Institute of Sport Sheffield (EIS Sheffield) and iceSheffield, which are both part of Sheffield City Trust, it is well on [...]

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