Sheffield Orchard Square shopping centre to open new food hall with terrace
A new food hall, Sheffield Plate, is coming to Orchard Square in Sheffield city centre.
The new venue brings together five independent street food traders, two bars, live music, foodie events and entertainment across two floors.
An outdoor terrace will be open into the evening, say the companies behind the plans, which have been delayed by the pandemic.
Sheffield Plate has been created by specialist market and food hall operators Market Asset Management Ltd and LAP PLC, owners of Orchard Square Shopping Centre.
It will open this summer.
John Heller of LAP said: “This new venue will be a fantastic addition to Sheffield and is the perfect fit for an innovative city that is successfully adapting to the challenges of the pandemic, retail evolution and growth.
"We are creating a venue that will invigorate the centre and drive footfall from the day into the evening.
“Market Asset Management (MAM) have a strong track record in creating interesting and vibrant spaces, making them the ideal partner for this project.”
Hayden Ferriby of MAM added: “Sheffield Plate is an exciting and innovative small-scale food hall format that puts fantastic independent food and drink vendors alongside the best live music and entertainment.
"Working with LAP, who are forward thinking and understand the changes happening to our town and city centres, we are creating a location for our customers to meet friends and family, enjoy delicious fresh food concepts by independent businesses and watch their favourite local bands."
The partners say the project will complement the two new independent local food traders that opened at Orchard Terrace last year – Terrace Goods and Macpot – who already offer food, drinks and an outdoor terrace into the evening.
The shopping centre originally had an indoor food court in what is now the bottom floor of the discount store TK Maxx.
The partners point to the award in December of £15.8m to Sheffield from the Government’s Future High Street Fund to boost the city centre and continued investment from property owners like LAP, predicting: “Sheffield is primed to cement its place as a leading UK city”.