The Park Community Arena Developed By Canon Medical Systems
Strengthen the spirit of community in Sheffield
by encouraging healthy, active lives
The Park Community Arena, developed by Canon Medical Systems, will be a unique catalyst for wellbeing and society providing an affordable and accessible location for local people to participate in sports, engage in events and improve the overall accessibility of health within the community.
The Park Community Arena (PCA) will be the UK’s first carbon-neutral built community sports and event arena with an integrated Medical Diagnostic Centre.
The Medical Diagnostic Centre at the PCA will bring healthcare services close to the community and will be run by LivingCare. It will provide a central location for imaging referrals from professional sports clubs, health insurance companies and offer the NHS and its patient’s additional capacity for scans and imaging procedures.
Moving Towards the Future
The PCA will be built by Canon Medical Systems and located at the heart of the regenerated Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park.
It will also be a showcase for Canon Medical’s latest products and it will be an AI incubation hub for R&D, focusing on health screening and disease prevention.
A Facility Without Limitations
An Arena with endless possibilities
A sustainability Conscious World first
In line with Sheffield’s green objective of being a zero carbon city by 2050, and Canon Medical Systems UK Corporate Social Responsibility goals, the PCA will be sustainably built.
Living and working for the common good is at the heart of Canon Medicals CSR initiatives. The PCA encapsulates this entire philosophy of providing positive environmental and social value to those that need it most. Working in partnership with CO2 Balance to drive the success of our corporate philosophies, As a United Nation Sustainability Development Goal accredited organisation, Canon Medical will be able to ensure all environmental impacts created during the creation of the PCA are combated in the spirit of sustainability and environmental consciousness. The PCA will be created and maintained working towards the United Nations Sustainability Goals to ensure we are focusing on contributing to the 3rd, 8th and 13th sustainability goals.
All carbon emitted during the building process will be offset based on a bundle of offsetting Corporate Social Responsibility Projects. These projects will take shape in the form of Wind Turbines in India, Boreholes and Stoves in Uganda, as well as Solar Lighting in Uganda and Kenya.
A Permanent Home for the Sheffield Sharks, Sheffield Hatters & the RESPECT Programme
Based at the heart of the Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, we are proud to announce the PCA will be the official new home for the Sheffield Sharks and the Sheffield Hatters (women) professional basketball teams and it doesn’t stop there, the PCA will also be home to the Canon Medical Sheffield Sharks RESPECT Programme.
For the last eight years, close to 10,000 primary school children, at sixteen inner-city Sheffield schools, have been positively impacted by the Sheffield Sharks RESPECT programme. This initiative consists of active basketball participation with players and citizenship workshops covering online safety and personal health topics.
For young people involved in these programmes, the Park Community Arena will provide a single location with sports arena and classroom facilities. This will help expand the outreach programme and support the curriculum leveraging sport as a vehicle to tackle many social issues.