Meadowhall Shopping Centre is located in South Yorkshire, England. It was the first large-scale shopping center in Britain, opening in 1967. The main anchor tenant is John Lewis, which has been in the same location since the beginning. Other stores include Debenhams, Argos, Next, New Look, The Range, Waterstone's, Pets at Home, Mothercare, WHSmith, Topshop, Boots, Sainsbury's, Marks & Spencer, Debenhams, and many more. Meadowhall also has several restaurants including Frankie and Benny's, Pizza Express, McDonald's, KFC, Costa Coffee, and a branch of Greggs. In addition, there are two cinemas, one called The Forum, and another called Odeon.
Meadowhall is the only shopping center in the UK with three cinemas. The shopping center is also home to the UK's largest indoor ice rink, called Iceworks. The ice rink opened in
It consists of two skating rinks, with a total seating capacity of 1,800 people, and also includes a range of entertainment attractions such as a bouncy castle and an ice slide. Meadowhall also has the UK's only indoor bowling alley, called Bowlmax.
The center opened in October 1999 and was designed by architectural firm Aedas and built by John Laing plc. The shopping center is located on the site of Meadowhall Industrial Estate, which was previously occupied by a steelworks. In 1995, the site was sold to the developer, International Leisure Group.