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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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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Olympic boxing champion supports Legacy Park

15th April 2015 | 0 Comments

Nicola, who became the first female boxer in history to win an Olympic gold medal at the London Games, hopes the multi-million pound project will inspire more people to improve their health and become involved in sport and physical activity.  Flyweight Nicola trains with the GB Boxing squad at the English Institute of Sport Sheffield [...]

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