British Land gets approval for £300m extension of Meadowhall in UK

UK-based property development company British Land has received approval from the planning committee for a £300m extension of Meadowhall shopping centre in Sheffield, UK.

The extension will feature a 330,000ft² Leisure Hall for the centre’s 24 million annual visitors.

Planned to be integrated with the front of the Meadowhall centre, the extension will see new dining, cinema, café, gym, open-air terrace, leisure space, and event and entertainment options.

The new additions follow an ongoing £60m renovation that is expected to be completed before December.

British Land Retail, Leisure and Residential head 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 new additions follow an ongoing £60m renovation that is expected to be completed before December."

“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.”

To complement the new infrastructure of the centre, 40 retailers, including All Saints, Hollister, House of Fraser and Hugo Boss, have invested more than £34m to redesign and refit their existing stores.

All 61 occupiers with leases due to expire are said to have renewed their tenancies, while eight of them enhanced the size of their space.

Over the past 18 months, it has been revealed that there will be 30 new brands at the centre, including Flannels, Tag Heuer, Nespresso, Neal’s Yard, and Godiva.

Image: Rendering of refurbished Meadowhall. Photo: courtesy of the British Land.