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Rock Up sees climb in Meadowhall leisure offer

Climbing centre operator Rock Up is to open its fifth branch, at Meadowhall in Sheffield. It will open a 186 sq m (2,000 sq ft) centre with 17 climbing walls measuring up to 8m high, a soft play area and  a café.

The opening is the latest example of shopping centres offering increased leisure opportunities for visitors, and is Rock Up’s third branch at a British Land-owned mall.

“We started Rock Up as a group of new parents with a love for climbing and adventure. Our idea was to give young people who may never have been near a mountain the opportunity to climb and discover new passions. British Land were pioneering in their approach to take a chance on us back when we first started, and with Meadowhall’s recent refurbishment we thought it would be the perfect location for our fifth site,” says Rock Up executive chairman Heidi Duckworth.

“Since our transformation of Meadowhall we’ve been able to bring in a variety of new brands, giving consumers more reasons to visit and enjoy Meadowhall. Rock Up is a great addition to our growing leisure offer, which complements the strong retail brands at the centre,” says British Land asset manager Richard Crowther.

Meadowhall offers inflatable park Air Haus, a Jump trampoline park, and a Vue Cinema.

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