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Crystal Peaks

Crystal Peaks
Location Sheffield, England
Opening date March 1988
Owner Britel Fund Trustees Ltd
Total retail floor area 600,000ft² (retail park excluded)
No. of floors 2

Crystal Peaks is a shopping centre and retail park in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England.

Contents

  • Shopping centre and retail park 1
  • Original appearance 2
  • Transport 3
    • Trams 3.1
    • Buses 3.2
  • External links 4
  • References 5

Shopping centre and retail park

Crystal Peaks Shopping Mall has approximately 600,000 sq ft (56,000 m2) of retail space with a range of High Street stores including, Next, Burton, Dorothy Perkins, Boots, New Look, Marks and Spencer and Clarks (shoe retailer). The Centre also has an indoor market operated by Sheffield City Council, a medical centre, veterinary surgery and a range of other facilities and services.

The retail park is located within walking distance and hosts brands such as TK Maxx, Argos, Mothercare and Boots, as well as two catering units and a gym.

In recent years they have installed bee hives on the roof of the shopping centre to help combat the decline of the local bee population. Other environmental projects that the centre has taken part in include the installation of swift boxes on the building, bee-friendly planting, a nature reserve and the support of Beighton (local village) in the Britain in Bloom and Yorkshire in Bloom competitions.

Crystal Peaks also has a dedicated 'charity of the year'. In 2010 the centre raised over £8,000 for Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice. The centre's adopted charity for 2011 was Macmillan Cancer Support.

Original appearance

When the centre was built in 1988 the internal areas included a waterfall, a river, clock tower elevator and a model railway. Sheffield's first ten screen cinema, a UCI, was also part of the complex, although this closed in 2003 due to competition from newer, larger cinemas.[1]

Since opening the centre has developed a great deal; a new mall was added to the West of the centre in 1998. Sainsbury's was relocated to the lower mall in 2006 and further extensions to the North Walk and East Mall were completed in early 2007.

Transport

Trams

Crystal Peaks tram stop is located in Waterthorpe on the Sheffield Supertram system, and serves Crystal Peaks Shopping Centre and Retail Park, Drakehouse Retail Park, and Waterthorpe. It consists of two platforms.

Preceding station   Stagecoach Supertram   Following station
Moss Way
towards Malin Bridge
  Blue Line   Beighton/Drake House Lane
towards Halfway

Buses

There is a designated Bus station on site of the Shopping Centre, with buses bound for City Centre, Dore, Halfway, Hallamshire Hospital, Fulwood, Lodge Moor and other places. The bus station is served by First South Yorkshire, Stagecoach Yorkshire, TM Travel and GJ Jones.

External links

  • Official website
  • Crystal Peaks Shopping Centre on CompletelyRetail

References

  1. ^ "Crystal Peaks UCI to close". Sheffield Forums. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 


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