Developer to work on the retail area with Sheffield council, English Partnerships and urban regeneration company Sheffield One.
Hammerson has submitted its outline planning application for the £500m New Retail Quarter in Sheffield City Centre.
The developer will work on the retail area with Sheffield council, English Partnerships and urban regeneration company Sheffield One.
NRQ will be located to the west of Pinstone Street and will give around 85,000 m² retail space for over 100 new shops.
The scheme will see some 200 residential apartments, leisure facilities, a health club and a new 25,000m² John Lewis department store, twice the size of Sheffield’s current store.
The outline application, submitted to Sheffield City Council, will look for consent for the scheme's main principles rather than specific design details for individual buildings.
If planning permission is granted construction on NRQ’s first retail buildings should start in 2007. The first retail buildings, including the new John Lewis and car park, are set to be finished by 2010.
Members of the public will have their say on the proposals at an exhibition on the NRQ to be held in Sheffield in November.