Community 26.01.18

Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park welcomes civic dignitaries

Following the completion of the landscaping in September 2017 the Park has been open to the public for walking, running, cycling and exercise and has complemented the existing green spaces in the Attercliffe and Darnall area of Sheffield.
The Master Cutler visited the Park on 12 January and was very impressed with the development.
He said: “It’s tremendous to see how the area has transformed since the days of Brown Bailey Steelworks and how the new development is emerging against the backdrop of industries that remain in the area such as Forgemasters.
“I’m looking forward to seeing the next wave of research centres emerging and bringing a whole host of opportunities for Sheffield City Region in new and exciting sectors.” 
Lord Mayor Anne Murphy visited on 17 January, and was also excited about the potential for the future.
She said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for the City and especially the local community, with the amazing facilities such as the Oasis Academy Don Valley and UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park on their doorstep.
“It’s also a huge opportunity for local businesses and organisations to be involved in the development of Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park through the design, build and supply processes which of course is of great benefit to the local economy.”
David Hobson, Project Director for Olympic Legacy Park, said: “We were delighted to welcome the Master Cutler and Lord Mayor and echo their enthusiasm for Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park. 2018 is going to be a big year for us.”
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