The 60m refurbishment is driving new signings and upsizes at Meadowhall shopping center in Yorkshire.British Land, joint owner of Meadowhall, Yorkshire’s shopping destination, has announced six new signings and upsizes totaling over 85,000 sq ft as the £60 million refurbishment goes into its next stage.
Primark is to increase its existing unit by 21,000 sq ft, opening a 95,500 sq ft flagship store. The increase in size is being helped by a move into the former BHS unit. Sports Direct has leased the remainder of the old BHS space increasing its presence to 44,000 sq ft. Family value homewares and household goods store, Wilko, will run into the 14,500 sq ft previous Sports Direct store in early 2018.
Afterward, the success of the Schuh store, a new 2,850 sq ft Schuh Kids store will be opening on Meadowhall’s High Street. Beginning in April, the store will take the brand’s total occupancy to almost 9,000 sq ft. Outdoor apparel retailer Timberland is launching a new look 1,950 sq ft store on Meadowhall’s High Street in the same dates.
Second Cup opens on Meadowhall’s Arcade one of its premier UK flagship coffee shops. The 1,560 sq ft café will open next this month as the brand’s ‘black label’ site for the UK, highlighting the company’s latest interior design idea.
These signings correspond with the next stage of Meadowhall’s updating. After the finish of The Arcade, work is shifting to High Street, and Park Lane, Meadowhall’s Gallery, where each mall will be given a different look and feel, using high-quality materials, increasing light, and improving sightlines. The £60m refurbishment ends at the end of the year and is the most significant investment in the center since it opened.