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Last Updated: Wednesday, 8 December, 2004, 08:29 GMT
City revamp to create 1,000 jobs
The Moor, Sheffield
Major retailers plan to move in when The Moor is revamped
A multi-million pound facelift for one of Sheffield's best known shopping areas, which will create 1,000 jobs, has been given the go-ahead.

New shops, restaurants, bars and offices will be built as part of the plans to transform The Moor.

And developer Deutsche Bank Real Estate (DBRE) says there is also the potential for up to 1,000 city centre apartments.

DBRE spokesman Anthony Butler said: "We are delighted by this decision which will revitalise The Moor."

'Massive boost'

The scheme has been approved by Sheffield City Council's city centre planning and highways board.

More than 1,000 full and part-time jobs will be created during construction and after completion of the scheme.

Mr Butler said talks were taking place with "major high street retailers" who had expressed an interest in letting units in the new-look Moor.

Improvements to public transport, car parking and street furniture are also included in the scheme.

Tim Rippon, Sheffield City Council cabinet member for economic regeneration, said: "This is an exciting opportunity to create a stronger future for The Moor and bring life and vibrancy to an area of the city that has the potential to peform even better.

"Local people will definitely feel the benefit."

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