Sheffield in the running for City of the Year
Sheffield has been shortlisted for City of the Year in the annual EG awards following a joint entry by Sheffield City Council and the Sheffield Property Association.
Real estate data, intelligence and development specialists EG announced the shortlisted candidates last Thursday across a range of award categories, with Sheffield in the running for City of the Year, alongside Belfast, Cardiff, Glasgow, Liverpool and Newcastle.
The new award for 2021 seeks to celebrate the UK’s cities and the work they are doing to create liveable, successful places. Sheffield’s bid focused on the city’s key strengths; its people and its liveability.
The submission took the panel on a walk around the city highlighting The University of Sheffield’s Diamond building, Heart of the City redevelopment scheme, Parkwood Springs for which we have just received £1.25m funding to create trails and a visitor destination, Kelham Island and Phase 2 of the city centre’s Grey to Green project.
Speaking of the shortlisting, Councillor Terry Fox, Leader of Sheffield City Council, said: “It’s fantastic to be shortlisted for City of the Year against other leading UK core cites, recognising Sheffield’s all-encompassing strengths, our people and our place, that make us stand out from the rest.
“Our bid highlights just how special the city is and that’s why we invited EG to come on a walk with us, to see for themselves the collective qualities of Sheffield and the many benefits of living here.
“Whatever you want to be or do, you can in Sheffield. From innovation and creativity to outdoors adventure and cutting-edge architecture we do have it all. We’re constantly developing, planning, evolving and growing in ways that enhance our natural assets but create opportunity.
“We embrace people, we’re kind, inclusive, welcoming and friendly, and we celebrate and encourage diversity creating rich cultures across our communities. We’re also pretty modest, quietly getting on with the job, but this is not a time for modesty, and I want to shout about all the things that undoubtedly make Sheffield City of the Year.”
The award is one of 21 categories, with winners being announced at an award ceremony on Thursday 28 October 2021.