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£14 million expected for Sheffield's Olympic Legacy Park

Up to £14 million of funding is expected to be announced for Sheffield's Olympic Legacy Park when George Osborne delivers his new budget later today.

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The money would be used to invest in the park's Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre, which is being developed in conjunction with Sheffield Hallam University.

It will feature indoor and outdoor facilities for over 50 researchers to carry out research on physical activity in collaboration with the private sector and based upon the highly successful Advanced Manufacturing Park in Sheffield.

We are delighted that the Government are backing our vision to develop the most advanced research and development centre for physical activity in the world.

– Professor Philip Jones, Sheffield Hallam University Vice-Chancellor

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