The Moor moves into second gear

Leslie Jones Architecture is set to deliver the second phase of The Moor’s regeneration, which has been designed to transform the Sheffield city centre site into a regional retail destination.

The second phase plans for The Moor in Sheffield – solely owned by Aberdeen Asset Management – will create a new retail and leisure offer with additional retail units, seven new restaurants and a nine-screen cinema, enhancing the area’s day and night-time economy.

Neglected during a period of retailer perdition since the economic downturn, the area was left visibly distressed. But with The Moor’s new dramatic market now trading, the second phase is ready to kick-start the creation of a regional retail powerhouse that will increase visitor dwell time and extend the scheme’s catchment area.

The first phase of the scheme, which opened in November 2013, created a new, purpose built 73,000 sq ft market on The Moor, featuring stalls for as many as 90 stallholders. In addition, 60,000 sq ft of new retail space was created for Scottish Widows Investment Partnership Property Trust (SWIPPT), with retailers including TJ Hughes already having taken space.