£6m business park redevelopment reaches final stages with new funding

The £6m redevelopment of Sheffield’s Meadowhall Business Park has just secured a six-figure funding boost from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.

The funding offers commercial property developer, ARBA Group, additional capital to support the final phase of work on the former Sheffield City Council headquarters near Meadowhall shopping centre.

ARBA Property Group, which specialises in the coordination and delivery of retail and commercial developments, began work on the multi-tenanted development in 2016. To date, the project has brought more than 500 employees to the site across 14 businesses, including engineering firm NG Bailey, leading logistics business Tuffnells and trade union GMB.

The developer has already let 62,000 sq ft of space and the remaining ready-to-occupy space is currently attracting interest.

Andrew Allen, development and leasing director at ARBA Group, said: “Meadowhall Business Park has been a key acquisition for ARBA. The strength of the location and flexibility of the work space has led to a phenomenal response from local businesses, bringing jobs and growth to the region.

“It’s fair to say that we have delivered an ambitious refurbishment and modernisation programme in a relatively short space of time. Having Lloyds Bank by our side through every phase of the process has given us the tailored support to realise our vision for this unique site.”

Phillip Poyser, relationship manager at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, added: “ARBA Group is an outstanding example of a quality developer capable of transforming strategically important spaces and delivering the infrastructure for commercial growth.

“The Group have purchased, refurbished and let almost the entire development within 36 months – a truly impressive feat.

“We look forward to supporting ARBA Group further as part of our mission to Help Britain Prosper, which has seen us commit £3.4bn of lending to support businesses in the North this year.”