Leeds based developer St James Securities and NFU Mutual have secured yet another national retailer for their exciting £35million retail park in South Sheffield.

After securing planning in October 2017 for an additional unit, Specsavers have now exchanged contracts and will be located adjacent to Aldi, Shoezone and M&S Foodhall who have already committed to the 146,000 sqft scheme.

An additional 10 jobs will be created as Opticians Specsavers open their 5th store in the city. An estimated £250,000 will be invested in the new store which will provide state of the art eye care and hearing centres with soundproof rooms.

St James Securities are on track to complete the scheme in April 2018 ready to handover to the Tenants to fit out.

In total, the scheme will create 250 full-time jobs together with 124 jobs during construction.

The lead letting agent WSB Property Consultants from Leeds have secured a number of high profile lettings having exchanged contracts with Next, M&S Foodhall, Aldi, TK Maxx, HomeSense, Wilkos, Mountain Warehouse, Shoezone, Card Factory, Greggs and Costa.

Paul Morris, Director of St James Securities said

”We are delighted to welcome Specsavers to the Park, as they are a trusted and accomplished retailer and a perfect fit with the retailers who have already signed up which will further enhance the shopping experience to customers who visit the scheme”

Adam Mobley, Partner of WSB Property Consultants said

“The scheme is now 95% pre-let, with the final unit, extending to 5,000 sqft, currently under offer and in legals to another national retailer. The scheme has been extremely well received in the retail market.”

WSB Property Consultants LLP advised St James Securities and NFU Mutal. Barker Proudlove represented Specsavers.

Editor’s note:

  • WSB Property Consultants LLP is an independent multi-disciplined commercial property consultancy based in Leeds serving clients with property interests throughout Yorkshire and the North of England. Our team of chartered surveyors offer both professional consultancy and transactional services; providing advice backed by expert knowledge of the rapidly changing property market to assist clients in seizing the right opportunities. At WSB we pride ourselves on delivering a dedicated and tailored service to our clients. Our personalised service provides market intelligence that is second to none.


Adam Mobley – WSB Property Consultants LLP

Telephone Number – (0113) 234 1444

E-Mail – amobley@wsbproperty.co.uk