Plans for a £300m extension to Meadowhall shopping centre have been granted after councillors voted unanimously in favour of the proposals. The extension will transform the centre’s car park into a new retail destination known as The Leisure Hall to create a 1.1 million sq ft multi-level extension under a glazed roof, with added dining [ Read More ]
The line-up for Off the Shelf Festival of Words 2017 has been revealed…
Now one of the largest literary festivals in the UK, this year’s Off the Shelf will welcome celebrated authors and public figures including Lee Child, Robert Webb, Harriet Harman, Richard Osman, Henry Blofeld, Melvyn Bragg, Hollie McNish, Brian Blessed, Laurie Penny and George Monbiot.
Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) Factory 2050 is set to open a new ‘reconfigurable factory’ research cell to help smaller businesses utilise its resources. The factory designed to give smaller companies the opportunity to conduct research into machining and assembly technologies in a safe and cost-effective environment. Factory 2050 is the AMRC’s latest development [ Read More ]
The Sheffield City Region Job Board is a new state-of-the-art facility that enables recruiting organisations to post their vacancies online. The Board is a joint initiative between Sheffield City Region; the 9 local authorities that make up the City Region and TribePad, a Sheffield-based software company, specialising in bespoke recruitment sites for some major names like the BBC; KFC and Tesco (see www.tribepad.com).
A joint venture business between Rolls-Royce and Unipart Group has become the latest member of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre in Sheffield. MetLase, which was founded in 2015 as a joint venture between Rolls-Royce and Unipart Group, has joined the AMRC following a recent collaboration in which it developed a set of 14 fixtures for [ Read More ]
International visitor spending in Yorkshire has increased by 30 per cent to nearly £100m for the first quarter of 2017. A total of 267,000 overseas visitors spent £99m from January to March 2017, an increase of 30 per cent on the same period last year, according to figures released by Visit Britain. International spend in [ Read More ]
The approved designs for the new facility Plans for a new world-class social sciences facility at the University of Sheffield have been approved by the city council Designed by Sheffield based architects’ practice HLM, the proposed new home for the university’s faculty of Social Sciences will improve learning for students through its new collaborative teaching [ Read More ]
German trade gets summer feeling Foreign trade between Germany and the world sees an extraordinary increase for May, year-on-year. Berlin (GTAI) – Both exports and imports in Germany have shown a sharp rise in May 2017, year-on-year, according to federal statistical agency Destatis. Provisional data show that exports increased by 14.1 percent and imports by 16.2 [ Read More ]
Plans for a rail link at Doncaster Sheffield Airport that could boost international trade and improve links to London, have taken a step forward. Doncaster Council, Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership and Doncaster Sheffield Airport have commissioned a study to determine the feasibility and business case for a potential rail link from the East [ Read More ]
Doncaster Sheffield Airport has regained the title of fastest growing UK airport with over a million passengers, according to new figures. Figures from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) show that airport has experienced a 43.1 per cent growth and rolling passenger numbers of 1.3 million between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017. The airport [ Read More ]