British Land obtains planning consent for £300m Meadowhall leisure extension
September 17, 2017 – Property developer British Land has obtained planning consent for a £300m extension for its Meadowhall project in Sheffield, UK that will transform the centre’s leisure offering for its 24 million annual visitors.
Granted by the Sheffield City Council, the permission will enable the company to develop the 330,000 sq ft of space which will be integrated with the front of the existing centre to create a new multi-levelled, landscaped open space.
The multi-level extension will provide new dining and entertainment options, as well as internal and external spaces for events and community use. It will also feature a brand new cinema to, café court, gym and additional leisure space.
British Land has set aside £60m for the modernisation of the Leisure Hall which will transform the look and feel of the existing centre. The work is expected to be completed during the autumn, ahead of the peak Christmas trading period.
Nearly 30 new brands including Flannels, Tag Heuer, Nespresso, Neal’s Yard and Godiva have also signed at Meadowhall during the last 18 months, while the existing 40 retailers have spent over £34m in redesigning and refitting their existing stores.
British Land head of retail, leisure and residential Charles Maudsley 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.”