The £300 million Meadowhall major leisure expansion plan has been submitted by British Land.
The new leisure hall will span 330,000 sq ft of space and will be covered with a striking undulating glazed roof structure.
This will allow the developer to increase the shopping centre’s dining and entertainment offerings as it looks to become an experience led destination.
Featured in the expansion plan, British Land said that a new cinema will be included in the plans to replace the current one, along with a gym, and flexible leisure space that could be turned into a ten pin bowling site or an indoor golf centre.
The expansion is the next phase of the evolution of the shopping centre and will come after a £60 million refurbishment which is now underway, with an expected completion date of the end of next year.
Sheffield City Council is due to make a planning decision in spring next year.
If the proposals gain approval, British Land is hoping to start work on the site in 2018 that will see the creation of more than 500 jobs during construction.
Head of Retail and Leisure for British Land, Charles Maudsley, commented: “Understanding and anticipating our customers’ needs is a key strategic focus area and the Meadowhall Leisure Hall proposals respond to the changing way people live their lives.
“The exciting £60m refurbishment completing next year, the continued leasing success and Leisure Hall plans combined reinforce our commitment to ensuring Meadowhall remains an outstanding place for modern consumer lifestyles.”
Executive Director of Sheffield Chamber of Commerce, Richard Wright, said: “The Leisure Hall will be a jewel in the Sheffield City Region’s crown, set amongst other equally important investments in this great city.
“We therefore welcome British Land’s exciting plans and lend them our wholehearted support. They will reinvigorate Meadowhall and serve as a catalyst for further investment in the region.”