Meadowhall £60m refurbishment completed
British Land has completed the £60m refurbishment of Meadowhall, ending a two-year programme which also saw more than 70 brands carry out store upgrades.
The combined efforts have already started to deliver good results, with footfall on Black Friday up 8% on the previous year, making it the busiest day on record, said British Land.
In addition to creating four districts within the centre, the refurbishment added improved lighting, new customer seating areas and new glazing. AllSaints and Hollister opened double height flagship formats, while Primark, River Island, Sports Direct, JD Sports and others upsized their presence at the mall.
An additional 30 retailers signed up to open at Meadwhall in the last 18 months, including Joe Browns, Michael Kors, Flannels, Urban Decay, Diesel, Joules, Jack Wills, Neal’s Yard and Schuh Kids.
Charles Maudsley, Head of Retail, Leisure and Residential for British Land, said: “The transformation we have achieved at Meadowhall is a great example of how we have listened to our customers and responded to their needs to create space that works for shoppers and enables retailers to thrive in an omni-channel world.”
Claire Barber, Head of Meadowhall for British Land, added: “Meadowhall is a very different place as a result of our investment. It is lighter and brighter; the space is more modern and the offer is significantly enhanced so it is the first choice for shoppers across the region. Together with our longer term plans for the centre, Meadowhall has a great future as one of the leading retail and leisure destinations in the UK.”
British Land is now focusing on developing a new leisure hall at the shopping centre, after a unanimous vote granted planning consent for the project in September. The £300m extension will further boost the scheme with an additional 330,000 sq ft of space.
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