Planning application for UK retail expansion

Daniel Searle 9 Nov 2016 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Real estate company British Land has applied to expand the Meadowhall shopping centre in Sheffield, UK with a proposed £300M project.

The company submitted a planning application to Sheffield City Council for the Meadowhall Leisure Hall extension project. The shopping centre is already undergoing a £60M refurbishment, set to be complete at the end of 2017.

The Leisure Hall development would consist of a 30,700sq m multi-level building with a glazed roof, housing retail, dining, leisure and entertainment outlets, and internal and external spaces for events and community projects.

Sheffield City Council is expected to give or withhold permission for the development in the spring of 2017. If it goes ahead, the project will create 540 temporary jobs during construction and up to 1,400 once finished.

Richard Wright, executive director of Sheffield Chamber of Commerce, said: "The Leisure Hall will be a jewel in the Sheffield City Region's crown, set amongst other equally important investments in this great city. We therefore welcome British Land's exciting plans and lend them our wholehearted support. They will reinvigorate Meadowhall and serve as a catalyst for further investment in the region."

Plans for the project were first announced earlier this year.

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