Amey ramp up efforts for Invictus UK Trials triumph
At Amey Streets Ahead, we are responsible for maintaining Sheffield’s roads and street
scene until 2037, but recently we pulled out all the stops in preparation for the Invictus UK Trials that came to Sheffield last week.
In the run up to the highly anticipated event, taking place in the UK for the first time, we helped transform Woodburn Road Stadium and the surrounding area for the enjoyment of competitors and their friends and family, plus the hundreds of visitors and spectators who attended.
In a letter from the council’s Major Events Manager, we were praised for our ‘proactive and diligent approach’ ahead of the occasion, which has showcased Sheffield’s renowned sporting provision making use of the city’s world-class facilities.
Gary Clifton, Major Events Manager at Sheffield City Council said:
“Hosting the Invictus UK Trials is a huge deal for Sheffield and without the help and support of our key partners and other organisations across the city; it simply would not be possible.
“As well as resurfacing the car park and clearing areas around the venue, Amey have created disabled access ramps to the main stand and refitted the entrances to improve access in and out of the stadium.
“The works will dramatically improve access for competitors with mobility issues and generally make the environment much more inviting for the many competitors and spectators we hope to see at this momentous event.
“In addition, the investment made by Amey and other partners to make this year’s event a success and show the city in its best light will increase our potential for securing future opportunities of this nature.”
Nearly 500 competitors had the chance to take part in an adaptive multi-sport event as part of their recovery journey, supported by their friends and family. The programme is being delivered by a partnership of Help for Heroes, the Ministry of Defence and the Royal British Legion.