Bosses at the Sheffield shopping centre said Christmas sales were also up on the last ‘normal’ year in 2019.
A further five new brands are set to open in spring, including posh watchmakers Omega and Breitling.
A huge leisure extension, announced six years ago, is still on the drawing board and there are no takers for units left empty by Debenhams, Top Shop and Miss Selfridge.
Nevertheless, bosses said there is much to celebrate. Here are some of the shops which have opened.
1. Fun Station
Fun Station opened its 'arcade and virtual reality arena' on the Upper Oasis Dining Quarter in December.
2. Flying Tiger
Danish odd-and-ends retailer Flying Tiger opened in December. It sells quirky items – from party items and homeware to toys and Christmas decorations.
3. Tudor Watches
In December, Swiss watchmaker Tudor opened a concession in Beaverbrooks at Meadowhall - its first shop outside London.
Photo: Dean Atkins
Sheffield-based fashion company Sorelle opened its first UK store in Meadowhall in November.