Construction of Pound’s Park, the landmark new public space in Sheffield City Centre, is set to get underway this month.
Sheffield City Council has appointed local firm Henry Boot Construction to undertake the work, which is expected to take around one year to complete.
Located at the epicenter of the Council’s Heart of the City urban regeneration programme, Pound’s Park is being funded by the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority.
It will provide an expansive, safe and accessible space that adds distinctive character and an element of escapism to the city’s busy urban environment. By prioritising walking and cycling, active play and relaxation, all within a visually attractive green setting, the park aims to bring The Outdoor City ethos right into the heart of the city centre.
Cllr Mazher Iqbal, Executive Member for City Futures: Development, Culture and Regeneration, at Sheffield City Council, said:
“We’re delighted to see Pound’s Park getting underway. It’s beautifully designed and provides another world-class public space to further complement the Peace Gardens and Charter Square. Pound’s Park will provide a new focal point for families and will help improve both the physical and mental wellbeing of city centre visitors, workers and residents. By prioritising walking and cycling, the park also demonstrates the Council’s commitment to encouraging active lifestyles and sustainable travel.”
Queensberry is Strategic Development Partner on behalf of the Council for Heart of the City.