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British Land's new Meadowhall to create 1,000 construction jobs

British Land today announced plans for Meadowhall Metropolitan, a 60 acre office development adjacent to Meadowhall Shopping Centre in Sheffield which will create 1,000 construction jobs.

British Land owns 50 per cent of the site and the firm has achieved outline planning consent for 2.2 m sq ft of mixed-use accommodation, including up to 1.25m sq ft of office space and 1,300 homes.

The phased development opportunity forms part of the River Don District masterplan created by British Land and endorsed by Sheffield City Council, and will act as a catalyst for the wider regeneration of the Lower Don Valley, as well as aiding the delivery of the Sheffield Economic Masterplan.

In addition to office, residential and retail space, the plans feature a new 4.6 acre riverside park and a range of measures to enhance the biodiversity of the area, including an otter sanctuary.

Previously used for heavy industry, but predominantly vacant in recent years, the site is highly accessible by public and private transport, with bus, tram, road and rail links in the immediate vicinity, and plans for new pedestrian and cycle routes.

British Land director Robert Samuel said: “Sheffield is a hub for the financial and professional service industries.

“However there are few sites within the region, and indeed nationwide, that can accommodate large-scale requirements whilst also providing immediate access to world-class shopping facilities, multiple forms of public transport and a major motorway junction.

“These exciting plans for Meadowhall Metropolitan are set to create a new community where people live and work, and mark the latest evolution in the history of Meadowhall.”