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The Future City

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The City of Sheffield

A Case Study : Future City Concept

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WELCOME TO SHEFFIELD

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WELCOME TO THE UNITED KINGDOM 

THE FUTURE CITY CONCEPT

REDEVELOPMENT, MASSIVE INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT, SUPERB QUALITY OF LIFE

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The latest (mid-2014 est.) population estimate for the City of Sheffield was 563,749 residents. This represents an increase of about 17,000 people, since the last census in 2001.

During the 21st. century the city has undergone a population growth way above that of the national average, and is projected to increase to over 600,000 by 2020.

Sheffield is about the size of a small city in the USA, but the differences are literally of cosmic proportion.

We make the latter comparison only because it is not possible to sugar coat stagnation and poverty.

The point being that Sheffield is the typical dream come true, because it is in the United Kingdom.

Typical, meaning; multi-billion pound investment, resulting in massive innovation across all sectors.

This is The Future City Concept but also as it impacts life here with rich, prosperous and multifaceted content.

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The Winter Gardens. City Centre

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Please note that each Union Jack is a subject link

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HS2 High Speed Train Hub

FOR SHEFFIELD CITY CENTRE AND MEADOWHALL SHOPPING COMPLEX

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HS2 Interactive Map

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2050 Factory Concept

Enterprise Zones

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CITY CENTRE. THE MASTER PLAN

Heart of the City II is part of a £470m plan for hotels, shops, a food hall, public spaces and accommodation for the area behind Pinstone Street. Sheffield City Council said it decided to keep more historic buildings following a public consultation. The work could be finished by 2024, said the council’s cabinet member for business and investment, Mazher Iqbal. It will build on the first phase, a flagship HSBC building which is already being built on the site of the former Grosvenor Hotel. In the plan, a triangular area stretching 1.5 million sq. ft. (139,000 sq. m.) from Pinstone Street to Devonshire Street and Fargate will be redeveloped. Stuart Harris, from developer Queensberry, said that stunning architectural buildings would be re-used, the existing street layout will be kept, and Leah’s Yard on Cambridge Street will be re-purposed. The existing street layout will also be kept and John Lewis will remain in its current Barker’s Pool location, where it has been since 1963. 

The city centre will look altogether different but is also going to be respectful of Sheffield’s heritage buildings.

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THE FIRST PHASE OF SHEFFIELD RETAIL QUARTER

INCLUDING HSBC’S NEW HOME

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Video: New Retail Quarter

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A multi-million pound plan for the new retail quarter becoming reality.

Sheffield Council will spend £55m purchasing the remaining properties in a key area of the city centre between Pinstone Street, Moorhead and Barkers Pool.

The new £300m plan, which will create 2,500 jobs, will see the area transformed.

The first phase will be complete by 2019.

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The Digital Campus Phase III scheme creates a model urban mixed-use development which is a dynamic addition to Sheffield’s city centre. The site lies at the southern edge of the recently-completed Sheaf Square which fronts Sheffield Station and provides a new gateway to the city centre. Responding to this prime location, the scheme creates a striking addition to the city-scape and accommodates a mix of uses to animate the surrounding area and spur ongoing regeneration.

With a plan based on a triangular geometry, the concave northern edge of the building completes the established sweep of the public square. The building is raised on giant structural legs which contain cores and plant space and are fronted by a range of retail units at ground level. Elevating the building in this way draws Sheaf Square through the site and creates a dramatic public space sheltered beneath a double-height vaulted roof. From here, a series of escalators lead up to six floors of accommodation providing 220,000ft² of premium office space within flexible floor plates.

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NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE

THE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

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THE UNITED KINGDOM. HS2 HIGH SPEED RAIL

The incredible project is being built in two phases. Phase 1 is from London to the West Midlands and Phase 2 from the West Midlands to Leeds and Manchester. Phase 2 is split into two sub-phases, Phase 2a and Phase 2b. Phase 2a is from the West Midlands to Crewe. Phase 2b will extend the project from Crewe to Manchester, and the West Midlands to Leeds. Jobs created – 200.000. Cost, 90 billion + uk pounds (120 billion dollars US)

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THE DOME AT MEADOWHALL SHOPPING MALL

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Meadowhall Redevelopment – Report

Meadowhall : Vision (before and after)

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THE NEW MEADOWHALL 300 MILLION POUND LEISURE COMPLEX

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MEADOWHALL RETAIL PARK

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The Park provides; serviced offices, self contained office buildings from starter units to corporate headquarters, and manufacturing and distribution units of any size and specification.

One of Yorkshire’s largest Business Parks in an exclusive country park setting, alongside greenbelt, with access to J33 and J34 M1 motorway junctions in under 5 minutes.

Over 200 acres (80Ha) with 600,000 sq ft of floor space already accommodating over 2,000 jobs. On site facilities include: cafes, Kidz@work Nursery, conference room facilities, Mercure Sheffield Parkway Hotel and Meadowhall regional shopping centre only 5 minutes away.

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THE NEW IKEA STORE. SHEFFIELD

The 35,000 sq m blue behemoth quickly rose from the old Tinsley Wire site near Meadowhall. It has a crèche, restaurant, bistro and car park with 1,380 free spaces.

“We know that anticipation for Ikea’s arrival in Sheffield was high and we were incredibly excited when opening our doors to this wonderful city,” said store manager Garry Deakin.

“I was particularly looking forward to working with all our new co-workers, and introducing them to our diverse and welcoming culture.

“We are committed to being a good neighbour and will continue to take an active role in the local community, while ensuring we provide the ultimate and unique shopping experience.”

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SHEFFIELD BUSINESS PARK

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THE NEW JESSOP HOSPITAL FOR WOMEN. NHS

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Video : Tour of the new Jessop Wing

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THE ROYAL HALLAMSHIRE TEACHING HOSPITAL

Sheffield Teaching Hospital is internationally recognised for numerous specialist services and research. This includes diabetes research and studies looking at how diseases of the bone, heart, lung and nervous system affect patients.

Six clinicians from the Trust hold distinguished senior investigator status from the National Institute for Health Research – an honour bestowed to only 200 academics and clinicians across the United Kingdom.

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DIGITAL CAMPUS. SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY

ONE OF THE TWO CITY UNIVERSITIES

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SHEFFIELD UNIVERSITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE

ALONGSIDE GCSE AND A-LEVEL STUDENTS

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A huge vision lives at the heart of UTC Sheffield – to develop the next generation of Britain’s creatives, engineers, designers, technicians and scientists, who together will help to solve the global challenges that lie ahead of us and revive a strong economy.

These highly skilled young people will be the innovators and enterprising employees of tomorrow, helping to create new industries and providing much-needed talent for existing businesses and public services in our region and beyond.

Our aim is to deliver an outstanding educational experience grounded in real, relevant workplace practice.

Partnerships with world-class employers, colleges and universities give our students a unique start to their future careers.

Building on this success, a second UTC has been opened at the Olympic Legacy Park.

In both campuses, UTC Sheffield provides education today for the jobs of tomorrow.

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THE NEW CHINA TOWN. SHEFFIELD

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CHINA TOWN

The 150 million pound New Era project reaches far beyond a simple Chinatown district. The project will contain a cosmopolitan feel incorporating all cultures, not just Chinese. This is a landmark project for an area of the city which will be transformed into a modern, cultural and enjoyable location for all. The investors from China are key business individuals and are very keen to promote and showcase the incubator we will create for their contacts in the Far East. New Era Square will offer a fantastic opportunity for any business looking to break into the Chinese market. It will also provide businesses in China with a UK market entry through Sheffield.

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LEOPOLD SQUARE. CITY CENTRE

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THE UNIVERSITY. SHEFFIELD

THE NEW ENGINEERING BUILDING

GLOBAL UNIVERSITY

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Video : The University. Sheffield

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THE MOOR. CITY CENTRE

NEW SHOPPING PRECINCT

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PONDS FORGE

INTERNATIONAL SPORTS ARENA

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THE GRAVES LEISURE CENTRE

This fantastic new facility, contributing to the health and well-being of people in Sheffield and beyond.

Here in Sheffield we have a proud sporting heritage and it is important that we build upon that to create the right environment in which the sportsmen and women of the future can train, develop and thrive.
This about every man, woman and child in our city being fitter, healthier and enjoying physical activity.

This completely revamped leisure centre at Graves – a top-class venue at which people from all walks of life can swim, take part in team sports and join in fitness sessions to make them happier and healthier.

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HELICOPTER PAD

NORTHERN GENERAL HOSPITAL

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WESTON PARK CANCER HOSPITAL. CUTTING EDGE TREATMENT

The Varian TrueBeam STx uses a wide range of technical innovations including synchronised imaging, patient positioning and motion management to deliver high doses of radiation with pinpoint accuracy. Together with its ability to rotate so that cancerous tissue can be treated from any angle, a high definition multi-leaf device consisting of 120 computer controlled leaves of varying sizes and apertures sculpt the beam and match it to the 3D shape of the tumour. These leaves can move and change during treatment to target the tumour and minimise the dose to the surrounding healthy tissue.

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ADVANCED MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY PARK. SHEFFIELD

The U.K.’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Park

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The arrival of aerospace giant Boeing and McLaren are game changers for the ongoing development of Sheffield

The arrival of aerospace Boeing and super car manufacturer McLaren to the Advanced Manufacturing Park on the outskirts of Sheffield has led to developers lining up. Speaking at a business conference at Cutlers’ Hall, Sheffield City Council’s director of city growth, said the city’s ‘investment pipeline was the healthiest it has ever been.’

The conference, held by Built Environment Networking, saw more than 170 businesses gather to discuss the latest developments across the Sheffield City Region, including Boeing’s new £40 million factory which is due to open on the AMP and the £50 million factory for McLaren, which is to begin producing super cars from 2020.

Further investments in the area including PCM opening its European headquarters on the AMP and SkyBet creating 100 jobs and holiday company Jet2’s tech department in the city.

“Developers are calling us now and saying they have heard about McLaren and Boeing and that they want to come and have a look. They are absolute game changers for our area.”

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SHEFFIELD ADVANCED MANUFACTURING RESEARCH CENTRE

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

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Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre Capabilities

Additive Manufacturing – Castings – Composites – Design and Prototyping – Integrated Manufacturing – Manufacturing Intelligence – Medical – Metrology – Microscopy – Structural Testing – Virtual Reality **

Our Virtual Reality team develops virtual environments to support our programmes in; system design, assembly process development and training.

Virtual reality (VR) involves three-dimensional, interactive environments which simulate real or imagined worlds or systems.

At the AMRC, we use VR to develop virtual environments to support iterative product design, assembly process design and training, maintenance simulation, and remote support.

As well as developing components and systems for aerospace and other key industries, we also work on related areas such as factory layout simulation and optimisation.

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A maintenance program to benchmark against current best practice.

The development of factory layout scenarios with different equipment layouts.

A Rolls-Royce engine mock-up and fly-through which was presented to over 1000 people at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago in 2010.

A virtual ground breaking simulation which HM The Queen activated to officially launch the build of the new Nuclear AMRC facility.

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NUCLEAR ADVANCED MANUFACTURING RESEARCH CENTRE. SHEFFIELD

Given global carbon concerns, the UK’s aging family of nuclear reactors and the need to enhance the UK supply chain, the Government’s 2009 Low Carbon Industrial Strategy gave a commitment to “establish a Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre that combines the knowledge, practices and expertise of manufacturing companies with the capability of universities.

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MORE REGARDING : THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING CAMPUS

The Advanced Manufacturing Campus will soon be home to three new engineering research centres designed to accelerate the region’s advanced manufacturing capabilities. The new centres, funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), will work with large businesses and SMEs to carry out initial research into new technologies which can be translated into industry-ready applications.

Sheffield Royce Translational Centre

The Sheffield Royce Translational Centre has received a £4million grant to help manufacturing companies in the Sheffield city region to adopt next generation technology to produce and process metal powders. The centre will work alongside another new Royce research centre at the University’s city campus, which will be focussed on early-stage research. The translational centre will then take these research discoveries and work with companies to help apply it to their manufacturing challenges. It will house global-leading academics and engineers along with industrial-grade machines to bridge the gap between research into metal powder and applications for sectors such as aerospace, automotive, energy and medical high-value manufacturing.

Laboratory for Verification and Validation

A £3.2million grant has also been given for the creation of a new laboratory for testing large engineering structures under real life vibration conditions. The Laboratory for Verification and Validation (LVV), as it will be known, will capitalise on the University’s globally recognised expertise in this field to offer radical improvement in product design, operation and lifetime for engineering structures. At present innovative new structures, for example plane parts or civil engineering structures such as bridges, make extensive use of computer models to test performance. The LVV will allow these structures to be tested under real-life conditions, most notably vibrations, in a world-leading facility.

Integrated Civil Infrastructure Research Centre (iCAIR)

Also being developed is the Integrated Civil Infrastructure Research Centre (iCAIR). This centre, which will receive £1.5million from the ERDF, will take the Sheffield city region’s expertise in advanced manufacturing and apply it to national civil engineering and infrastructure challenges. It will look at how big data, advanced materials and robotics can be used to increase innovation in the sector, which has historically been seen as slow to adopt new technologies.

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THE RAILWAY STATION AND WALL OF WATER

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SHEFFIELD SUPER TRAM SYSTEM

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THE FUTURE CONCEPT MEADOWHALL

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Our Vision Sheffield City Region is growing and we want Meadowhall to evolve with it. Our vision is to create a fantastic visitor experience which complements the retail offer in Sheffield city centre and builds on the economic potential of the city.

Our proposed new Leisure Hall at Meadowhall, linked to the existing centre, will provide a great new place to spend time with friends and family, attract investment into the area, create jobs for local people and boost the regional economy. We’re excited about the future of Sheffield City Region and we hope you are too

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A multi-million pound plan to ensure Sheffield’s long-awaited new retail quarter becomes a reality.

Sheffield Council will spend £55m purchasing the remaining properties in a key area of the city centre between Pinstone Street, Moorhead and Barkers Pool.

The new £300m plan, which will create 2,500 jobs, will see the area transformed on a ‘block-by block’ basis, in contrast to original plans for a covered mall.

The first phase will be completed by 2019.

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CHARTER SQUARE SHOPPING PRECINCT

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THE PLANETARIUM. IMMERSIVE THEATRE

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THE THREE SHEFFIELD THEATRES

The largest theatre complex outside London. Across our three auditoria: the Crucible, the Lyceum and the Crucible Studio, we offer a huge variety of home-grown and touring productions, as well as a thriving programme of participatory events and activities

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MAGNA SCIENCE AND ADVENTURE PARK

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SHEFFIELD – DONCASTER ROBIN HOOD AIRPORT

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SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY FOOTBALL CLUB

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SHEFFIELD UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB

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OLYMPIC LEGACY PARK. SHEFFIELD

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The Olympic Legacy Park (OLP) is set to be part of an internationally recognised Innovation District for health and well-being research and learning.

Around 3,000 people will work, learn and improve their fitness at the multi-million pound 35 acre site in the Attercliffe area of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, with world-class sports, education, health and leisure facilities.

Those using the OLP’s facilities and living in the surrounding areas in Sheffield will also have the chance to take part in research and development projects conducted at the park, contributing towards the health, well-being and sports innovations of the future.

This will provide businesses with the unique chance to gather research from a diverse range of groups including Olympic and Paralympic athletes, professional sports men and women, amateur competitors, community sport programmes and schoolchildren.

The OLP is a joint venture between the public and private sectors, led by Legacy Park Ltd with partners Sheffield City Council, Sheffield Hallam University and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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The Advanced Well-being Research Centre facilities will include:

7.5m high indoor laboratory opening – 3G pitch with cameras and tracking instruments –  3D biomechanical and gait analysis – 3D scanning –  Rapid prototyping – Manufacturing workshop –  Electronics, consumer technology and movement – Morphology –  MRI, X-ray, ultrasound, body composition measurement and physiological testing –  Future Technologies Laboratory

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MORE REGARDING : THE FACTORY 2050 ENTERPRISE ZONE

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Plans to create a centre of excellence for advanced manufacturing at Sheffield Business Park have taken a big step forward as Sheffield City Council approved plans for Factory 2050 to be sited adjacent to Sheffield City Region Enterprise Zone.

The £43 million stunning circular building will combine a range of technologies, including advanced robotics, flexible automation, unmanned work-space, off-line printing in virtual environments linked to plug-and-play robotics, 3D printing from flexible automated systems, man-machine interfaces, and new programming and training tools.

The state of the art development will be built by the University of Sheffield, consolidating the success of their investment in the original Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre on the Advanced Manufacturing Park at Catcliffe. Since the first University building opened there in 2004, four further new buildings and two extensions have been added to provide a current total of around 30,000 sq. m of accommodation.

The new location – sited directly opposite the existing developments on the other side of the Parkway – will help to secure Sheffield’s place at the heart of advanced manufacturing in the UK and as a key player on the global stage.

Sheffield South East MP Clive Betts, whose constituency includes the Business Park, said he was fully behind the new development.

“Over the last decade we’ve seen the enormous impact of the University’s active involvement in advanced manufacturing, creating high quality jobs and hundreds of new opportunities for apprenticeships, as well as attracting some of the world’s best known aerospace and engineering companies to work and invest here.

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SHEFFIELD UNIVERSITY OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH CHINA

GLOBAL UNIVERSITY

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SHEFFIELD ARENA

INTERNATIONAL ENTERTAINMENT VENUE

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PEAK LEISURE RESORT

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Peak Resort is a £400 million pound integrated leisure, health, sport and education resort on the 300 acre Birchall Estate, Unstone. It will be a major visitor attraction on the boundary of the 550 square mile Peak District National Park and will become one of the UK’s flagship tourist attractions.

The all year tourism destination will be open to day and staying visitors, offering all-weather activities, events and a digital retail experience.

The site, which was reclaimed from open cast mining in the 1990’s , includes a former golf course, areas of woodland and open countryside, and will be at the leading edge of eco-technology. Phase One of Peak Resort will deliver :

Peak Gateway – Base camp to the Great Outdoors – University Campus & Hostel – Aspire Hotel – Leisure and Spa – Union Building – Indoor & Outdoor Events Arenas – Outdoor Leisure, Parkland Landscaping, Greenway, Footpaths and Bike Trails – 1,000 Car Parking Spaces – Connectivity & Access.

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THE TRAFFORD CENTRE. MANCHESTER

SHOPPING MALL

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SHEFFIELD WHEEL

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SOCIAL IN SHEFFIELD

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GLOBAL STRATEGY

Multilateralism is fast accelerating a change of the world order, with immediate consequences for the United Kingdom and her present and future interests

We are not simply reacting to the policies of other nations, but developing and establishing our own position in this new global community

With our great economic prosperity and power, there will be no place on the sidelines

 

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Go to : In Depth Study Sheffield – History and Culture

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A World of Opportunity Awaits

A Deal for Growth

Sheffield City Region Inward Investment

Sheffield Chamber Global Business Network

 

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