Meadowhall’s £60m makeover starts today

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A £60 million refurbishment programme has begun at Meadowhall.

The work, which starts today, is being carried out at night time and will be completed by the end of 2017.

Meadowhall owners say the refurbishment will deliver an ‘unrivalled shopping experience’ for its customers.

Darren Pearce, Meadowhall centre director, said: “The refurbishment is an important milestone for the centre and over the coming months visitors and staff are going to see some exciting changes taking place.

“Feedback received to date from shoppers, our retailers and restaurants has been very positive, and everyone is excited about the upgrades being made.

“To ensure the works are completed smoothly and with minimal disruption to visitors, shops and restaurants, we are launching new signage and information points to help communicate what is happening and when.

“Our customer service team is also fully briefed and we will have additional team members in the malls to answer any questions and assist visitors.”

Announced last year, as the shopping centre celebrated its 25th anniversary, the refurbishment will create distinct districts within the centre, each with an offer and character of its own.

The first area of Meadowhall to be made over will be both levels of The Arcade, from M&S to the central dome.

Designed by leading international architects BDP, the extensive changes include new balustrades, and handrails, redesigned ceiling bulkheads, as well as new seating, lighting, and signs.

The works will also enable a number of retailers to install double height shop fronts.

In addition to the refurbishment, Meadowhall is continuing to attract new shops and restaurants to add to the choice and experience visitors can enjoy, with brands such as Jack Wills, Diesel, Michael Kors, Kiko Milano, Lush, Goldsmith’s Boutique and Joules joining the centre’s line-up.