Six sign at Meadowhall
Published: 28 March, 2017
£60m refurbishment driving new signings and upsizes at Meadowhall
British Land has announced six new signings and upsizes totalling over 85,000 sq ft as Meadowhall’s £60m refurbishment moves into its next phase.
Primark is to extend its existing unit into the former BHS store, giving it 21,000 sq ft of extra space to form a 95,500-sq ft flagship store. Sports Direct has leased the remainder of the former BHS unit increasing its presence to 44,000 sq ft. Once these moves have been completed this Autumn, Wilko will move into the 14,500-sq ft former Sports Direct store, opening in early 2018.
Footwear brand Schuh is to open a new 2,850-sq ft Schuh Kids specialist store and outdoor clothing retailer Timberland is launching a new look 1,950 sq ft store, both on Meadowhall’s High Street. And Second Cup is to open one of its first UK flagship coffee shops in 1,560 sq ft on Meadowhall’s Arcade.
These signings coincide with the next stage of Meadowhall’s refurbishment. After completion of The Arcade, work is shifting to Meadowhall’s Gallery, High Street and Park Lane, where each mall will be given a different look and feel, using high quality materials, increasing natural light, and improving sightlines. The £60m refurbishment completes at the
British Land asset manager Richard Crowther said: “These signings are ahead of previous rents, complement the refurbishment and reaffirm Meadowhall’s reputation as the leading shopping destination in the region. This is a very exciting time for the centre.”
CBRE, Smith Young and Davis Coffer Lyons acted for Meadowhall. Central Retail, Rawstron Johnson and BNP Paribas represented Primark, Sports Direct and Wilko respectively. Harper Dennis Hobbs and CBRE acted for schuh kids and Timberland. Space Retail acted for Second Cup.