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‘Ambitious’ Olympic Legacy Park Sheffield project showcased

The Olympic Legacy Park Sheffield is being highlighted as an ambitious regeneration project as part of a major campaign promoting construction and regeneration.

The campaign, #5daysofmortar campaign, 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.

The Olympic Legacy Park Sheffield has been chosen as a prime example of regeneration – a central feature in the campaign.

A fly-over video has been released revealing what the project will look like once complete.

Lee Wilkinson, Construction and Real Estate Leader at PwC for Yorkshire and the Humber, said: “As part of the campaign, we wanted to showcase a large scale, ambitious project that reflects 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.”

The #5daysofmortar campaign will also feature blogs, events and videos discussing, celebrating, and challenging the sectors – most notably the skills shortage and lack of diversity within the workforce.

Mr Wilkinson commented: “Our hope is that this campaign will raise awareness of these challenges but also point to the future, drawing on key examples such as innovation around modular housing and Artificial Intelligence.

Other construction projects in the region include the expansion of high-tech research facilities around Factory 2050 and growth of the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District, home to such companies as Boeing and McLaren.

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