Sky has opened one of its first ever retail shops in the UK at Meadowhall today (26 May).
The new retail concept from Sky brings together its Mobile, Broadband and TV products all under one roof, with dedicated expert advisers and bespoke areas throughout the shop.
The new shop will give customers the opportunity to sample the Sky Q TV product, speak to advisors about the latest Sky innovations at its ‘Customer Hub’, and receive expert tech support on existing products. In addition, a dedicated ‘Access All Areas Stage’ will host various interactive experiences for customers.
The Sky shop is located on Upper High Street, near the Oasis entrance, and joins a series of new openings at Meadowhall, including The Sheffield Independent Shop and the Handmade Burger Co.
Darren Pearce, centre director at Meadowhall, said: “It’s fantastic to have another new shop opening at the centre – and we’re very pleased that Sky has chosen Meadowhall as one of its first locations to open a dedicated retail space.
“We’re always looking for new brands and experiences to bring to the centre, and I’m sure the new concept from Sky will be very popular with our customers.”
Matthew Price, retail director at Sky UK, commented: “We are delighted to be opening a new Sky Shop at Meadowhall which will allow Sky to showcase the amazing benefits it has to offer both new and existing customers.
Meadowhall really stood out to us as a great location to open a new shop and we’re pleased to be able to offer a safe environment in which people can browse the latest innovative technology from Sky.”
All Sky shops continue to operate in line with the Government’s Covid-19 safety measures, including asking all customers to wear face coverings, observe social distancing and use the hand sanitiser provided.
Sky will be open from 10am-9pm Monday-Friday, 9am-8pm Saturday and 11am-5pm Sunday.
Notes to editors
Sky is Europe’s leading media and entertainment company and is proud to be part of the Comcast group. Across six countries, we connect our 24 million customers to the best entertainment, sports, news, arts and to our own award-winning original content.
Our technology, including the market leading Sky Q, connects people to everything they love – with entertainment from Sky TV, Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime Video and BBC iPlayer and apps like Spotify, YouTube, BBC Sounds, Highbrow, Fiit, and more, in one place, easy. Our streaming service, NOW TV, brings viewers all the enjoyment of Sky with the flexibility of a contract-free service.
Building on the success of Sky Originals like Chernobyl, Bulletproof and Brassic, we are doubling our investment in original content by 2024 through Sky Studios. Sky News provides impartial and trustworthy journalism for free, while Sky Arts, the UK’s only dedicated free-to-air arts channel, makes the arts accessible for everyone. Our new TV and movie studio, Sky Studios Elstree, is expected to create over 2,000 new jobs and generate an additional £3 billion of production investment in the UK over the first five years alone.
We believe that we can be a force for good in the communities in which we operate. We’re committed to being Europe’s first net zero carbon entertainment company by 2030 and we’re proud to be a Principal Partner and Media Partner of COP26. We take pride in our approach to diversity and inclusion: we’ve been recognised by The Times and Stonewall for our commitment to diversity and we’ve set ambitious 2025 targets to continue to increase diversity and representation. We’re also committed to investing £30million across our markets over the next three years to improve our approach to diversity and inclusion, and to tackle racial injustice.
Meadowhall is Yorkshire’s premier destination, celebrating over 30 years of business this year.
Meadowhall recently completed a £60 million internal refurbishment programme which has transformed the look and feel of the malls offering a contemporary and modern shopping experience. The centre now incorporates a lighter and brighter look, introducing 4 distinct zones with double height shop fronts, new facias and an overall improved sensory experience.
Meadowhall currently has over 290 retailers, including more than 50 places to eat and drink, and 12,000 free parking spaces, making it the largest shopping centre in Yorkshire and the 8th largest in the UK. A regular Artisan Market is also held to provide further choice.
As a leading retail destination, Meadowhall is constantly attracting sought-after and designer brands including Flannels, Jack Wills, Joules, Diesel and The White Company as well as Victoria’s Secret and Reiss. Popular food brands include Five Guys Burgers, Yo! and Carluccio’s, among many others.
In 2017, Meadowhall was chosen as the location for Joe Browns’ first ever high street store. It has since attracted brands such as Kat Von D, Apple and Barber Barber adding further to its market-leading offering for choice. The exciting new line up joins a mix of leading retailers, including popular high street stores Zara, Primark and Next. Meadowhall’s standard opening times are 10am-9pm Monday-Friday, 9am-8pm Saturday and 11am-5pm Sunday, The Oasis retailers and Vue Cinema are open later each day.
Meadowhall enjoys excellent transport links with the Meadowhall Passenger Transport Interchange (PTI) which has facilities for local and regional bus, train and Supertram services. The centre plays an important economic role for Sheffield city as a whole. According to an independent report published in January 2016 by Consultants PwC, Meadowhall supports one job in every 100 in the area and contributes 1p in every £1 in the local economy. It also accounts for 18% of the business rates collected in Sheffield.
According to the same review, Meadowhall provides direct employment to an estimated 8,500 people annually and has supported over 660 apprentices over the past five years.
The centre has invested £1.8 million in community programmes over the last five years through cash contributions, time volunteering, in-kind donations and fundraising.
Meadowhall is a green centre recycling 95% of its waste, collecting and re-using rain water and was the first centre in the UK to install electric car charging points. For more information visit www.meadowhall.co.uk or follow us on twitter/Instagram @LoveMeadowhall and Facebook www.facebook.co.uk/meadowhallshoppingcentre for all the latest updates.
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Our portfolio of high quality UK commercial property is focused on London Offices and Retail around the UK. We own or manage a portfolio valued at £13.7bn (British Land share: £10.3bn) as at 30 September 2020 making us one of Europe’s largest listed real estate investment companies.
Our strategy is to provide places which meet the needs of our customers and respond to changing lifestyles - Places People Prefer. We do this by creating great environments both inside and outside our buildings and use our scale and placemaking skills to enhance and enliven them. This expands their appeal to a broader range of occupiers, creating enduring demand and driving sustainable, long term performance.
Our Offices portfolio comprises three office-led campuses in central London as well as high quality standalone buildings and accounts for 65% of our portfolio. Our Retail portfolio is focused on retail parks and shopping centres, and accounts for 31% of our portfolio. Increasingly our focus is on providing a mix of uses and this is most evident at Canada Water, our 53 acre redevelopment opportunity where we have plans to create a new neighbourhood for London.
Sustainability is embedded throughout our business. Our places, which are designed to meet high sustainability standards, become part of local communities, provide opportunities for skills development and employment and promote wellbeing. In April 2016 British Land received the Queen's Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development, the UK's highest accolade for business success for economic, social and environmental achievements over a period of five years.
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