Fox Valley wins major regional award for regeneration
The leading South Yorkshire property
development firm Dransfield Properties Ltd has won a prestigious regional award
for regeneration for the £50 million Fox Valley development in north Sheffield.
The company was awarded the RICS
Pro-Yorkshire Award in the regeneration category at a ceremony held in Leeds on
Friday (May 12th) – the development was launched last year by Joanna
Lumley OBE bringing a major investment and hundreds of new jobs to the area.
The development has transformed a 28
acre former steelworks site in Stocksbridge north Sheffield into a stunning
retail, office and leisure development which has created a new commercial heart
for this part of South Yorkshire.
Fox Valley was one of four projects
across the region to the shortlisted in the regeneration category alongside
other developments in Sheffield and in Hill. The scheme was designed by
Sheffield architects Dixon Dawson and the main contractor was Henry Boot
The development team was
presented with the award by TV presenter Melissa Porter and the project
will now go through to the national finals of the RICS Awards alongside the
other regional regeneration winners in a ceremony held in London in November.
The announcement comes just a month
after the eyes of the cycling world were on Fox Valley when the centre
successfully hosted the finish of the Tour de Yorkshire which saw record crowds
enjoy the annual event.
Dransfield Properties’ head office is
based at Fox Valley – the company celebrates its 25th anniversary
The company has won major industry
awards for other developments including Penistone 1 in Penistone, Barnsley,
Marshall’s Yard in Gainsborough and Sanderson Arcade in Morpeth,
Managing Director at Dransfield
Properties, Mark Dransfield, said: “We are extremely proud of what has been
achieved at Fox Valley and it is fantastic to have the development recognised
by our own industry - everyone who has been involved in the project should have
a great sense of pride in this achievement.
“We first started working on plans for
this site ten years ago – real and sustainable regeneration can take many years
to get right and it is fantastic to see the positive change Fox Valley has had
in the community since the centre opened last June.”
Dransfield Properties has
received an investment of £8,111,040 from the Yorkshire and Humber ERDF
Programme 2007- 2013, which is managed by the Department for Communities and
Local Government to bring forward the Fox Valley project.
For more information about Dransfield Properties visit www.dransfield.co.uk
For further information, contact:-
Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644