Retail – a strong sales point

Retail - A Strong Sales Point

The region offers a wide range of opportunities to invest in retail with 300 popular high street names at the Meadowhall Shopping Centre, one of England’s biggest shopping venues. Meadowhall attracts 25 million visitors annually and has 1.5m sq ft of retail sales footage.

The centres of Barnsley, Doncaster and Sheffield are undergoing major refurbishment, while the region enjoys thriving local high streets and bustling local markets which makes it ideal for premium and high street retailers.

Sector factfile:

Barnsley’s town centre – is currently undergoing a £85million redevelopment bringing forward over 30,000 sq. m of new retail and leisure space.

Bolsover – the East Midlands Designer Outlet has 2.7 million shoppers annually.

Chesterfield – Elderway is a landmark mixed use scheme, developing Chesterfield’s famous 1930s former Co-op department store.

Doncaster’s town centre – retail is a strong offer with the:

  • 880,000 sq ft Frenchgate Centre
  • award winning Doncaster Market with 400 shops, stalls and stands
  • £300million Civic and Cultural Quarter, leisure and retail opportunities

Sheffield’s New Retail Quarter  – £480million plans include a mix of residential and retail, attractive public areas, and strong links to surrounding shopping areas.

Rotherham Town Centre – has just won the ‘Great British High Street’ award