The Olympic Legacy Park project won the Landscape Architecture of the Year category at the 2018 AJ Architecture Awards
The Awards took place on Wednesday 4 December at The Roundhouse Camden London. They recognise excellence in UK architecture across a range of categories, from school project of the year to housing project of the year.
It beat off competition from projects including Sky TV’s Campus, the City of Glasgow College’s Landscape and Public Realm.
The judges described the winning project as an imaginative piece of landscape-first regeneration. They said: “The scheme features clever connectivity throughout the site which has already bought people into the area. Also delivering a sustainable slot-in infrastructure ready for the next wave of new development.”
The landscape and infrastructure works were undertaken by Henry Boot Construction, with a project team. The team included Turner and Townsend, Arup, Ares Landscape Architects and Amey. Funded through Sheffield City Region Infrastructure Fund and procured by Sheffield City Council
Former Minister for Sport and Project Lead for Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, Richard Caborn, said:
“These awards honour projects that are leading the way and we couldn’t be prouder to win.
“At Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, we’ve brought many organisations together to create a world-class space.”
Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park is a London 2012 Olympic Legacy Project for health and wellbeing research and learning. The four legacy themes are sport, local community, environment and economic regeneration. Each of these themes are being delivered on Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park.