Developer British Land has revealed details for a proposed new £300m Leisure Hall in Sheffield's Meadowhall shopping centre, which could see the opening of a number of new restaurants in the area.
British Land, joint owner of Meadowhall in Sheffield, has begun a public consultation on the proposals which it claims would see one of the largest investments in the Sheffield City region for a decade and would 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. These are set to 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.
Housed under a glazed roof, the Leisure Hall sit alongside the existing centre to create a new multi-levelled, landscaped mall.
Charles Maudsley, head of retail and leisure for British Land, said: "We are continuing to drive Meadowhall's evolution to ensure it remains an outstanding place for modern consumer lifestyles. This significant step change in the scheme's leisure provision will contribute to Sheffield's continuation as a driving force behind the Northern Powerhouse. This is a very exciting time and we look forward to working with Sheffield City Council to help ensure Sheffield's future success."
A detailed planning application for the Leisure Hall will be submitted in late summer 2016, following consultation with locals. 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.
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