Developments to create new jobs in Sheffield

The new pub in Beighton
The new pub in Beighton
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More than 120 jobs are set to be created with the opening of two new restaurants in Sheffield.

Fast-food giant McDonald’s is set to start work on its new drive-through restaurant in Handsworth on Monday, June 10, while construction of a new pub/restaurant in Beighton has just begun.

And more jobs are set to be created with the opening of a lingerie store in Meadowhall shopping centre.

American giant Victoria’s Secret is expanding its UK operation and opening its first stores outside London, with new outlets to open in Sheffield, Leeds and Manchester later this year.

McDonald’s said its new outlet on Handsworth Road, next to The Sword Dancer pub, will create 65 new jobs and is due to open in August.

Duncan Taylor, who is taking on the franchise to go with his McDonald’s restaurants at Crystal Peaks shopping centre and Drakehouse Retail Park, said: “We are thrilled to be opening a new restaurant in Sheffield and as a result bring more than 65 new full and part-time jobs to the local area.

“We are now recruiting for staff. I am particularly looking for people from the Handsworth area to apply, so we can ensure we invest in the local area and people.”

The new pub/restaurant is being built at the Beighton Link development beside the A57 at Beighton.

Pub chain Greene King, which is behind the development, said: “We are building a new Farmhouse Inn, which is expected to open in the autumn and will bring about 60 full and part-time jobs.

“Customers can expect to enjoy a tasty carvery, homemade cakes and an extensive selection of great food and drink, seven days a week.”

A number of jobs, including management positions, are now being advertised for the Victoria’s Secret store.

Darren Pearce, Meadowhall director, said: “Victoria’s Secret is just one name in a list of stores due to open here over the next year.

“Meadowhall firmly supports investment and development which will increase the overall retail strength of the Sheffield City Region.”