New Sky store is welcome addition at Meadowhall after co-owner makes a loss
Media and entertainment company Sky has opened a shop in Meadowhall because it ‘stood out as a great location’.
The new store sells mobile, broadband and television products, offers technical support and has an area for ‘interactive experiences’ for customers.
It is on Upper High Street, near the Oasis entrance, and joins a series of openings at Meadowhall, including The Sheffield Independent Shop and the Handmade Burger Co.
The store opening will boost co-owner British Land, which saw more than £2bn wiped off the value of its estate and posted its third year of losses - £1.05 billion for the year to March 31 - due to the pandemic.
Centre director Darren Pearce welcomed the move.
He said: “It’s fantastic to have another new shop opening at the centre – and we’re very pleased that Sky has chosen Meadowhall as one of its first locations to open a dedicated retail space.
“We’re always looking for new brands and experiences to bring to the centre, and I’m sure the new concept from Sky will be very popular with our customers.”
Matthew Price, retail director at Sky UK, said: “Meadowhall really stood out to us as a great location to open a new shop and we’re pleased to be able to offer a safe environment in which people can browse the latest innovative technology from Sky.”
Earlier this month Mr Pearce revealed Meadowhall was left in a ‘very precarious position’ by retailers refusing to pay rent during the pandemic.
Giving evidence to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee, he said some very successful shops that remained open ‘held back on paying anything’ at times.