Meadowhall leisure in for planning

Published:  07 November, 2016

British Land submits plans for £300m Meadowhall Leisure Hall

British Land, joint owner of Meadowhall in Sheffield, has submitted a detailed planning application to Sheffield City Council for the £300m Meadowhall Leisure Hall extension.

The extension is the next phase of Meadowhall’s evolution and the planning submission follows extensive consultation by British Land with a wide range of stakeholders. Public exhibitions were held in June and October this year with 93 per cent of respondents expressing support for the proposals.

The extension comprises a 330,000-sq ft multi-level extension housed under an elegant glazed roof, which will add dining and entertainment options not currently available at Meadowhall, as well as high quality internal and external spaces for events and community use. These include new restaurants, a state-of-the-art cinema to replace the existing cinema, a new café court, gym and additional leisure space to offer new experiences and activities. No parking spaces will be lost due to the creation of a new multi-storey car park.

Charles Maudsley, Head of retail and leisure for British Land, said: “Understanding and anticipating our customers’ needs is a key strategic focus area and the Meadowhall Leisure Hall proposals respond to the changing way people live their lives. The Leisure Hall will continue Meadowhall’s evolution, creating a place with a bolder, broader and deeper leisure mix.”

Sheffield City Council is expected to make a decision in spring 2017.

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