British Land, joint owner of Meadowhall in Sheffield.
One of Europe’s largest publicly listed real estate companies, British Land owns, manages, develops and finances a portfolio of high quality commercial property, focused on retail locations all around the UK and London offices.
British Land recently announced plans for the proposed Leisure Hall at Meadowhall, Yorkshire’s premier shopping destination.
The plans represent the single biggest investment in Meadowhall since it opened more than 25 years ago. At over £300 million, the proposals are also one of the largest investments in the Sheffield City Region for a decade and will create over 1,000 jobs.
Comprising 330,000 sq ft of space, the proposed Leisure Hall will add a range of dining and entertainment experiences not currently available at the Centre. These include a number of new restaurants, a state-of-the-art cinema to replace the existing cinema in the Oasis Dining Quarter, a new café court, gym, and other leisure space that could be used to offer everything from ten-pin bowling to indoor golf.
A detailed planning application for the Leisure Hall will be submitted in late summer 2016, following extensive consultation with local stakeholders. If the proposals are approved, British Land hopes to start on site during 2018 and open the Leisure Hall to visitors in late 2020/early 2021.