Olympic Legacy Park Sheffield to be showcased as part of regional campaign

16 May 2017

The ambitious Olympic Legacy Park Sheffield, is being highlighted in a regional construction campaign.

The #5daysofmortarcampaign, which takes place this week, is being run by PwC Yorkshire and North East in an effort to promote construction and real estate in the region and will feature a series of vlogs, videos and events that aim to shine light on the developing sectors.

The multi-million pound 35 acre site, currently under construction in the Attercliffe Common area, is a focal point of the campaign that will explore and promote how 3,000 people will work, learn and improve their fitness.

In conjunction with the campaign, OLP have released an animated fly-through video that demonstrates what the park will look like upon completion:

Lee Wilkinson, Construction & Real Estate Leader for Yorkshire and the Humber said: “As part of the campaign, we wanted to showcase a large scale, ambitious project that reflected a key theme of regeneration, and we believe Olympic Legacy Park Sheffield is an excellent example of this. It offers a number of opportunities to highlight the success of the construction sector as the site is still live with construction ongoing, phases yet to launch and some areas completed. The site is also a great example of what can be achieved when the public and private sector work together”.

“During the week, as well as support from the Olympic Legacy Park Sheffield team, we will have blogs from Women in Property, Avant Homes, Mark Farmer, PAW Structures and  many more”.

Richard Caborn, Project Lead for the Olympic Legacy Park commented on the campaign saying: “#5daysofmortar is a campaign being run by PwC Yorkshire and the North East to shine a light on construction and real estate in the region, and how these sectors contribute to the economy.  The team and I are thrilled that the Olympic Legacy Park (OLP) has been selected as a showcase example of excellence for this campaign”.

PwC are also hosting a joint Diversity and Inclusion event  with Women in Sustainable Construction and Property today and a breakfast briefing on the 19th at the Olympic Legacy Park. After the campaign, they will be hosting their annual roundtable dinner on the 23rd of May to discuss the fact that creating a true Powerhouse would require the North to be competitive in attracting investment, not just locally, but also on a national and internal scale.

You can follow the campaign by following @PwC_Yorks_NE on twitter and by using the hashtag #5daysofmortar.



Written by Harry Tedder

Journalism student at the University of Sheffield, unfortunately from Lincoln.

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