First store to open at Sheffield's newest retail park this week

The first store is set to open at Sheffield's newest retail park this week.

Tuesday, 24th April 2018, 1:38 pm
Updated Tuesday, 24th April 2018, 1:41 pm

St James’ Retail Park, on the former Norton College site, just off the Bochum Parkway, Meadowhead will fully open over the weekend of July 7 and 8.

But bakery chain Greggs, which has more than 1,700 locations across the UK, will be the first retailer to have an outlet on the site when it opens a branch on Thursday.

Work on the complex is nearing completion and units are in the process of being handed to tenants.

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The St James Retail Park is set to full open on the weekend of July 7 and 8.

The full list of retailers signed up for the new centre so far include Next, M&S Foodhall, Aldi, TK Maxx, Specsavers, HomeSense, Wilko, Mountain Warehouse, ShoeZone, Card Factory, Greggs and Costa.

Developers St James Securities said the scheme will create 250 full-time jobs, in addition to the 124 jobs created during construction.

The developer believe the retail park will complement other regeneration schemes, such as the £16 million revamp of the nearby Graves Tennis and Leisure Centre and the new National Centre for Sport and Exercise.

Retail giant Next has been granted planning permission to build a coffee shop in its store on the site, along with Costa and Greggs.

The St James Retail Park is set to full open on the weekend of July 7 and 8.

Norton College, the larest campus owned by Sheffield College, closed in 2015 and courses moved into a new £8.8 million extension at the college’s Hillsborough site.