New report shows strong public support for UTC 2

18th June 2015 | 0 Comments

UTC 2 Sheffield for Human Sciences and Computing is due to open at the Olympic Legacy Park in September 2016.  Results from a report on the eight-week public consultation show that 81 per cent of the 335 respondents back the project moving forwards by applying for a government funding agreement. Only 6 per cent disagreed [...]

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Masterplan submitted for multi-million pound Olympic Legacy Park

8th June 2015 | 0 Comments

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 [...]

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Next step for ambitious plans for Don Valley

20th May 2015 | 0 Comments

The Government last year approved plans to establish the city’s second UTC, which is set to open in September 2016. Part of this deal was for Sheffield City Council to transfer over the land to the UTC Trust and this deal is set to be agreed by the city’s cabinet at a meeting next Wednesday [...]

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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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Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre announces £1.5m Toshiba deal

14th May 2015 | 0 Comments

The deal involves the provision of cutting edge equipment for the AWRC – which is being delivered with Legacy Park Ltd at Sheffield’s Olympic Legacy Park (OLP). The news comes after the Government announced £14m of funding to develop the AWRC as part of the March 2015 Budget.  The Olympic Legacy Park is a joint [...]

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