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Has the Lower Don Valley been successfully developed for the Local People? Sheffield City Centre Victoria Quay Wincobank Meadowhall Sheffield City Airport.

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1 Has the Lower Don Valley been successfully developed for the Local People? Sheffield City Centre Victoria Quay Wincobank Meadowhall Sheffield City Airport Don Valley Stadium Swarcliffe RoadShirland Lane Darnell Road Center- tainment Click on the map to get more information

2 Sheffield City Centre IntroductionIntroduction to Sheffield

3 Victoria Quay History of Basin The StraddleHoliday Inn HotelMoorings for Houseboats Sheffield Tinsley Canal Original flagstones

4 Wincobank Original Black Steel Sheds New Housing on valley side Brownfield Site Don Valley Stadium

5 Meadowhall Shopping Centre

6 Shirland Lane Sheffield Tinsley Canal Originally a Public House which had laid derelict for a number of years. This building recently reopened as a Bed & Breakfast. Scrap yard behind building Shirland Lane Technology Park

7 Swarcliffe Road This is an example of old inner city terraced housing. In recent years many of these have been upgraded. It is still possible to see the outside toilet in some of the backyards.

8 Darnell Road For many years this piece of land has been left derelict. It is now undergoing redevelopment. The building to the left is the remains of the factory office. Behind this building is a row of one storey buildings that would have been incorporated into the factory found at this site. The green building to the right is the skeleton of an old Cutlery Factory. The original shell has been covered in the green corrugated material to make it waterproof and create some stability to the building. It is now a Timber Merchants

9 Don Valley Stadium 25,000 seater stadium which opened in It has been used as an outdoor pop concert venue as well as for athletic meetings.

10 Centertainment 18,000m² leisure development which has a multi-screen cinema, bowling alley, nightclubs and restaurants

11 Sheffield City Airport Currently there are no scheduled flights from this airport. It is used as a heliport as well as for private and business charter flights

12 History of Victoria Quay Tinsley Wharf (near M11) was the original Port for Sheffield. Opened in 1751, the then Duke of Norfolk who owned the land near the city centre, wouldn’t let them extend until the outbreak of the Napoleonic Wars. By 1819, the New Sheffield Basin was complete and it flourished for the next 20 years. The basin could hold up to 40 vessels and it traded in coal, charcoal, limestone, manure, bones, steel, timber, corn and malt. By 1840 the canal felt the increasing competition of the railways and trade slowly died off. The last cargo of maize came was unloaded on December The area was in decline till the 1990’s when the British Waterways and Sheffield Development Agency agreed to refurbish the dock and with an additional grant fro the EU Development fund the swing bridge opened in Aim was to create a Tourist Centre! Was it successful?

13 Background to Sheffield Sheffield originates at the confluence (meeting point) of the River Sheaf and the River Don. It has been famous for making iron and steel since the 14 th century and being the pioneer of Stainless Steel in It has a population of 513,100 (2001) and a workforce of 1million within one hours drive of the city centre. The city has undergone major changes in the last 50 years. In the 1950's and 60's large parts of the city were redeveloped and many of the inner city slums were cleared. These were replaced with the Park Hill flats and Hyde Park flats. Industrial decline continued into the 1980's with the run-down and closure of many of the steel associated industries in the Lower Don Valley. Just over 23,000 jobs had been lost in five years! The Sheffield Development Corporation was set up in 1988 to oversee the redevelopment and regeneration of the Lower Don Valley. Meadowhall Regional Shopping Centre opened in 1990 on the site of a former Hecla Steel Works (famous for building component for the Spitfire). Further redevelopment was heralded by the 1991 Student Games and the building of the Don Valley Stadium and Sheffield Arena. In 1992 the Supertram System began development with the first sections opening in 1994

14 Meadowhall Shopping Centre 8.2 million people live within 1 hours drive of Meadowhall 46% of customers are aged between years of age 73% of customers are female Average distance travelled is 13 miles and 84% of customers travel less than 20 miles (off-peak time) Transport Links Bus – on route of 84 local and regional buses Train – 400 per day link to local services Cars – direct access from M1/ 12,600 free car parking spaces Coaches – space for 300 Bicycles – several miles of cycle paths around Meadowhall


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