Moor details of Sheffield shopping regeneration emerge

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Details of how the next phase of regeneration will reshape The Moor in Sheffield are emerging as developers make progress.

Phase one of the redevelopment including The Moor Market and nine retail units which are close to being fully let - with clothing store Peacocks and shoe shop Deichmann still to open, while a gym operator is to move in.

Now more details of phase two - to include a flagship store for Primark and nine screen cinema run by Light Cinemas - have been revealed.

One of the seven restaurants on the site will be chain Gourmet Burger Kitchen.

Ranald Philips, director of development manager Ashcroft, said the firm had identified the need for a ‘strong food and entertainment complex’ at that side of the city.

He added: “We have invested in improving the public realm and our contemporary retail space is generating growing interest from major retailers and leisure operators.

“The Phase 2 restaurants are in demand and we are now in a position to review options so we can make innovative choices and bring new eating concepts to Sheffield city centre.”

Contractor Bowmer and Kirkland has already started on site and preliminary works are underway.

Project leaders also say they are looking at how The Moor will eventually ‘integrate’ with the city centre masterplan and the new retail quarter.

The market was originally expected to open at the same time as the failed Sevenstone development.

Stores to already open on phase one include TJ Hughes, Iceland, Poundland and The Entertainer.

The Theatre Delicatessen Company has been taking over the old Woolworths store with activities such as a daytime arts cafe and evening theatre performances.

Coun Leigh Bramall, cabinet member for business and development at Sheffield Council, said the regeneration projects on The Moor were ‘all helping to breathe new life into this part of the city centre.’