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Meadowhall Refurbishment


Location Client Size Completion
Sheffield British Land 160,000m² December 2017

Project details

The UK’s fourth largest shopping centre has been transformed into a contemporary destination comprising 310 shops, 50 restaurants and a multi-screen cinema.

Embracing Sheffield’s steel legacy, our proposal is inspired by the process of making steel, which is interpreted in abstract ways. The original centre was cluttered with impeded sightlines, having four zones that lacked distinction, poor legibility and orientation. Therefore we designed distinct districts with different mall finishes and environments.

Construction work took place out of the centre’s opening hours. Columns and arches were removed, double height frontages and improved flooring were installed, plus wayfinding, signage and feature lighting artwork were 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.

Claire Barber Head of Meadowhall for British Land

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. It also demonstrates the value we place in working in partnership with the community to deliver significant, long-lasting benefits to the Sheffield City Region.

Charles Maudsley Head of Retail, Leisure and Residential for British Land


  • refurbish the 26 year old pastiche shopping centre, creating distinct districts with different mall finishes

Integrated services

architecture, interior design, lighting design