A £60 million refurbishment project at Meadowhall has seen 70 per cent of the budget to date go to local firms.
Eleven companies have been commissioned for the project so far. which is the biggest single investment in the shopping centre since it opened 25 years ago.
Some of the local firms involved in the project include architectural metalworkers Dearneside, based in Parkwood Springs, with the company designing and supplying 1,200 metres of glass balustrade.
Sheffield-based EE Ingleton Engineering is providing coloured perforated metal cladding that will be used to decorate specific areas in Meadowhall.
Clear Line, based in Sheffield, will be reglazing the centre
Darren Pearce, Meadowhall director, said: “Being such a key economic contributor, it is vitally important for Meadowhall to invest in the regional economy whenever we can.
"As with our focus on providing employment opportunities to people living in the Sheffield city region as a direct result of the refurbishment, we have made an equally important commitment that local businesses will benefit too.”
Tony Hodges, Managing Director of EE Ingleton, added: "We have been involved in a number of major schemes in recent years, but this one is particularly important to us, as our staff and families will be able to see the fruits of their labours whenever visiting Meadowhall for years to come.”
Last month it was announced that around 400 construction roles in total will be required for the refurbishment, which is due to be completed in late 2017.