Meadowhall leisure hall plans approved
The Meadowhall shopping centre has received planning approval for a £300 million extension as it looks to transform its leisure offering.
The 330,000 square foot leisure hall will integrate with the front of the existing centre and include dining and entertaining options, a new cinema, café court, gym, open-air terrace and space for leisure, event and community use.
The scheme will follow a £60 million refurbishment that is transforming the look and feel of the existing centre. This work is due to be completed this autumn, ahead of the peak Christmas trading period.
Meadowhall said 40 retailers at the centre are investing more than £34 million in redesigning and refitting their existing stores to fit the new contemporary feel. These include the likes of All Saints, Hollister, House of Fraser and Hugo Boss.
Some 30 new brands have also signed at Meadowhall over the last 18 months, with Flannels, Tag Heuer, Nespresso, Neal’s Yard and Godiva all adding to the centre’s premium offer.
Charles Maudsley, head of retail, leisure and residential for British Land, said: “We are delighted with the Planning Committee’s decision and will now work with our partners and other stakeholders over the coming months on the detail of the Leisure Hall to ensure Meadowhall delivers the maximum benefits for customers, retailers and the wider Sheffield City Region.
“The refurbishment completing later this year, our continued leasing success, significant store investment by retailers and the Leisure Hall proposals are all significant steps in the centre’s continued evolution.”
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