Proposals for community stadium move forward

Scarborough International Properties Limited (SIPL) is now bringing forward its comprehensive plans for the Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, the regeneration of the Lower Don Valley through a sport and health-and-wellbeing focused science park.

As part of the firm’s plans, the first building at Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park will be the ‘Community Stadium’, for which Scarborough is already in a contract with Sheffield City Council for a long-leasehold interest, and for which it has secured detailed planning permission.

Works will start on the Community Stadium in December 2019, incorporating a 4,141 sq m mixed use office and commercial building alongside an initial phase of 750 spectator seats. Permission has been granted for a capacity of up to 3,921 spectators in the completed stadium.

The commercial space will be offered for letting in accordance with the Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park principles, and will represent Scarborough’s first investment in the project, following on from the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC), The Oasis Academy, and the University Technical College that have been delivered by the Legacy Park Limited stakeholders.

Detailed proposals for the first buildings of the wider park are also being designed, starting with a cluster adjacent to the Community Stadium and the AWRC. The wider masterplan extends to a 70 acre site.

Construction of this next phase of buildings is planned to start by the second quarter of 2020.

The plans being brought forward follows on from the recent decision by Sheffield City Council to recognise Scarborough as ‘preferred developer’ for the project. Scarborough has been working on various initiatives for the Park during the last few years.

Scarborough has major projects under way at Thorpe Park in  Leeds,  Middlewood Locks on the Salford-Manchester border, and Sheffield DC.

Scarborough’s project team includes GMI Construction, Whittam Cox Architects, Arup, Ares Landscape Architects, Burnley Wilson Fish and Zerum. Lambert Smith Hampton will lead the letting and marketing