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Meadowhall Expansion To Create Over 1,000 Sheffield Jobs

16 May 2016

Meadowhall Expansion To Create Over 1,000 Sheffield Jobs

A £300 million expansion of Meadowhall would create over 1,000 permanent jobs in Sheffield, according to the shopping centre’s owners, British Land.

A new Leisure Hall and other facilities, all to be housed under the same glass structure as the existing shopping centre, would also generate many temporary jobs in the construction stage of the expansion plans, providing that the proposals gain approval from the council.

The expansion proposals for the Sheffield shopping centre include plans for a new cinema, 10-pin bowling alley, a gym, indoor golf, bars and dining facilities spreading over floor space covering almost 28,000 square metres. There would also be room to hold live outdoor entertainment at the new site too.

Centre director for Meadowhall, Darren Pearce, said: “This is a very exciting era for Meadowhall. The proposed Leisure Hall is designed to give our shoppers ever more choice and variety.”

“This will transform the appeal of Meadowhall. In 1990 Meadowhall was absolutely revolutionary. What the leisure hall does is shakes it up another level. In terms of appeal and excitement, it’s phenomenal,” added Mr Pearce.

British Land’s head of retail and leisure, Charles Maudsley, also commented on the expansion plans, saying: “We are continuing to drive Meadowhall’s evolution to ensure it remains an outstanding place for modern consumer lifestyles. This is a very exciting time and we look forward to working with Sheffield City Council to help ensure Sheffield’s future success.”

The Meadowhall expansion plans will be submitted later this year and work could get under way within the next two years. Hundreds of temporary construction jobs would be generated before the extension is completed in 2021, and hundreds more permanent jobs would be advertised once the Leisure Hall opens its doors.

With close to 300 stores, the Meadowhall shopping centre is already home to hundreds of Sheffield retail jobs but the Yorkshire city has tons of opportunities for students who want to work in all manner of jobs. Get yourself into some flexible work in this corner of England now by browsing the latest opportunities for students in Sheffield.

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