British Land has submitted development plans to Sheffield City Council, proposing a £300 million extension of Meadowhall shopping centre. The Meadowhall Leisure Hall will be a 330,000 sq ft multi-level extension of the shopping centre. Providing a new home for more restaurants, an open air terrace, cinema, café court and gym with full leisure facilities.
This extension will form the next part of the five-year plan for the centre, following on from the £60 million refurbishments that are currently under way and scheduled to be completed at the end of 2017. The application also includes proposals to improve accessibility and more importantly parking at the site, including an electronic signage system to indicate parking availability.
The new parking facilities will also provide electric car charging points, a cycle lane and better bike parking. Solar panels will be installed on the roof of the new cinema; these are expected to provide 10% of the new halls energy requirements. Sheffield City Council is expected to make a decision on the proposed plans in Spring 2017.
Charles Maudsley, head of retail and leisure for British Land, said: “The Leisure Hall will continue Meadowhall’s evolution, creating a place with a bolder, broader and deeper leisure mix. “The plans will provide a number of benefits to the entire Sheffield City Region and are complementary to other schemes coming forward which together ensure the region plays a central role in the Northern Powerhouse.”
There’s no doubt that this will be a great benefit to the City, creating 1000’s of new jobs and a greater demand for property within the region.