VIDEO: Greggs opens TODAY at Sheffield's newest retail park - and here's how to get a FREE sausage roll

Bakery chain Greggs has become the first store to open at Sheffield's newest retail park today - and you can join in the celebrations with a FREE sausage roll.

Thursday, 26th April 2018, 8:33 am
Updated Thursday, 26th April 2018, 8:41 am
The team at the new Greggs at St James Retail Park. (Photo: Dean Atkins).

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, is he first retailer to have an outlet on the site and opened to customers for the first time this morning - and you can get a FREE sausage roll - read on to find out how.

The team at the new Greggs at St James Retail Park. (Photo: Dean Atkins).

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The new outlet boasts 27 seats - so customers can relax and enjoy their favourite products in comfy surroundings.

Products are baked and freshly prepared on the premises - and the store offers a range of baked goods, sandwiches, salads, fruits, cold and hot drinks and snacks - with breakfasts made to order.

A spokesman said: "We aren't just a bakery anymore. There have been 12 new jobs created and this is one of our new look shops so there are 27 internal seats for customers to enjoy their favourite products."

The branch is open Monday to Friday 6am-6:30pm, Saturday 7am-6:30pm and Sunday 8am -5:30pm.

The interior of the new store.

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

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.

The team at the new Greggs at St James Retail Park. (Photo: Dean Atkins).

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

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.

To celebrate the opening of the new Greggs at St James Retail Park, The Star has teamed up with the firm to offer a FREE sausage roll with every purchase.

To take part, all you need to do is get hold of a copy of today's Star, cut out the voucher on page 16 and take it along to Greggs at St James Retail Park today or the firms branches in The Moor, Pinstone Street, Fargate or Market Street.

The interior of the new store.

* The voucher can be redeemed for a free Sausage Roll at Greggs. Offer valid at Greggs St James RP, The Moor, Pinstone Street, Fargate and Market Street.

The voucher is redeemable on Thursday 26 th April 2018 only.

Only one voucher per customer and transaction. Offer is subject to availability. Customer must make another purchase to claim free item. Not available in conjunction with any other offer.

No cash alternative is available.

Photocopied vouchers not accepted.

Greggs reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time.