Meadowhall is to get a £50 million revamp to mark its 25th anniversary.
British Land said the refurbishment of Meadowhall will start in the autumn and should be completed by 2017.
The project, which will create distinct districts developed within the centre, will largely be completed out of hours to enable businesses to trade throughout the building work.
Meadowhall is the UK’s fourth largest shopping centre and consists of 310 shops, 50 restaurants and cafes and an 11-screen cinema.
It was opened in 1990 on the site of a former steelworks.
Claire Barber, head of Shopping Centre Asset Management for British Land, said: “Across the retail portfolio, we are investing in our assets to ensure they reflect the way people shop today.
“The refurbishment of Meadowhall will reposition the centre to appeal to premium and lifestyle retailers as well as a broader range of customers.
“We are very excited about the future for Meadowhall and the experience this investment will create for both our customers and retailers.”
The site is jointly owned by British Land and Norges Bank Investment Management.
The works will enable a number of retailers to install double height shop fronts, with other improvements set to include mall seating and lighting as well as the installation of lighting artwork.