Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park

Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park is unique – delivering a tangible legacy from the London 2012 Olympic Games through a combination of world class sports facilities, education, new skills, research and innovation, economic regeneration, environmental improvements and opportunities for the local community.

It is the catalyst for the economic regeneration of the Lower Don Valley, bringing investment and relocation opportunities to a deprived area of the city with a strong industrial and manufacturing history. 

Their vision is to:

  • be the world’s leading location for innovation in sport, health and wellbeing, and their mission is to transform understanding of sport, health and wellbeing and to; 
  • be renowned around the world for shaping understanding of the impact of physical activity
  • be the destination of choice for those developing products and services that will transform health and wellbeing
  • create a living laboratory to act as a catalyst for regeneration and high-value private sector growth in Sheffield City Region at the heart of a successful Innovation District
  • be home to community and corporate facilities used by elite athletes through to local young people to redefine physical activity and healthy lifestyles

Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park benefits from excellent public transport connections – tram stops, bus stops and national cycle routes are all integrated within the park. 

Plans to expand Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park have recently been announced, which will see the creation of a health and wellbeing research and innovation hub and include an application to become a Life Sciences Opportunity Zone to attract further inward investment from global organisations.

Richard Caborn is the driving force behind Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park. His background as an MP and Minister for Sport leading the London 2012 Olympics bid have provided a focus and passion to deliver a tangible legacy from an Olympic Games. He is the Project Lead and has been instrumental in bringing together partner organisations to realise his vision and to develop the strategy for improving the health and wellbeing of the population.

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