Sheffield’s new Chamber President has backed the ‘truly inspirational’ Olympic Legacy Park (OLP).
During one of his first visits to the OLP, the recently appointed President of Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Darren Pearce, recognised the big potential of the multi-million London 2012 legacy scheme.
Once fully operational, the 35 acre OLP is due to become the world’s leading location for innovation in wellbeing, health and sport.
Pearce, who is also centre director at Meadowhall shopping centre, said that the Olympic Legacy Park is a truly inspiring project.
He continued: “With the recent announcement of plans to regenerate the Attercliffe area, the Olympic Legacy Park is already leading by example and embracing the huge potential for the sports, health and wellbeing agenda in our region.
“The UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park and Oasis Academy Don Valley are both excellent facilities, providing innovative learning environments where young people across the region can recognise their full potential.
“It was great to have the opportunity to see first-hand how the site is developing and how the Olympic Legacy Park is already putting Sheffield on the map. From a Meadowhall perspective, the Olympic Legacy Park very much aligns with the corporate wellbeing objectives of our owners British Land.”
Meanwhile, the boss of the London Stadium has resigned after an inquiry was opened into the soaring costs to the taxpayer to run the venue.
David Edmonds, the chairman of the London Legacy Development Corporation which is responsible for the running of the city’s Olympic Park and how the facilities are used following the 2012 Games, has quit his post.
The announcement comes after London mayor Sadiq Khan announced on Tuesday evening that he had ordered an investigation into the rising bill for converting the London Stadium for use by West Ham amid concerns that taxpayers will be saddled with the costs for years to come.