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Finish Town: Fox Valley, Sheffield

Fox Valley, Sheffield

PR INDEPENDENT QUARTERThis brand-new town centre development in Stocksbridge, north Sheffield was opened in June 2016 by Joanna Lumley OBE. The development has created a new commercial and residential heart in the area and a new retail destination for north Sheffield.

Just over eight miles from Sheffield city centre this part of South Yorkshire has a rich history and identity all its own. Nestling in a beautiful valley which the Little Don River runs through, the area takes its place in the history books as the home of the paragon umbrella frame which was developed by Samuel Fox in the 1850s.

That history is reflected in the unique artwork at Fox Valley by the famous Sheffield artist Pete McKee which pays tribute to the men and women of steel.

Fox Valley’s style and architecture also reflect the heritage of the area and the centre has attracted a unique mix of stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

Fox Valley neighbours the town’s steelworks which still exports its specialist products across the

world. It is also in the heart of some of the region’s best cycling and walking routes on the doorstep of the dramatic landscapes of the Peak District and is minutes from the historic Wentworth Woodhouse and Wortley Hall.

 

About Fox Valley

PR OPENING EVENTFox Valley is a brand new £50 million retail destination in north Sheffield which is part of a major transformation of a former steelworks site which has brought a new commercial heart to this part of the region.

The centre was officially opened in June 2016 by Joanna Lumley OBE and is home to a fantastic range of national and independent stores, restaurants and coffee shops on a key site just off the A616 Sheffield to Manchester Road.

The unique retail line-up includes South Yorkshire’s first JoJo Maman Bebe store as well as the first Ponti’s Italian Kitchen restaurant outside London.

Fox Valley is also home to Sandersons Boutique Department store with a fantastic range of brands and the first Full Gas Bikes which is headed by the pro-cyclist Tony Gibb. Other stores include M&Co, Next, Regatta, Edinburgh Woollen Mills, Paperchase and Seasalt.

The centre runs a weekly market every Friday from 9am to 3pm and hosts regular events throughout the year. 

 

Fox Valley Opening - June 2016

 

A Rich History

Just over eight miles from Sheffield city centre this part of South Yorkshire has a rich history and identity all of its own.

Nestling in a beautiful valley which the Little Don River runs through, the area takes its place in the history books as the home of the paragon umbrella frame which was developed by Samuel Fox in the 1850s.

Fox Valley is also in the heart of some of the region’s best cycling and walking routes on the doorstep of the dramatic landscapes of the Peak District and is minutes from the historic Wentworth Woodhouse and Wortley Hall.

Fox Valley showcases the work of the famous Sheffield artist Pete McKee who created three stunning pieces, including a striking wall mural, all paying tribute to the site’s industrial history and the heritage of the area as a steel town.

The area’s history as the home of the paragon umbrella frame is something which is also reflected in the architecture as well as the artwork at the centre.   

The centre’s landmark Central Bean coffee house building has been designed to look like the paragon umbrella which was originally developed and made just a few feet from the site.

The development was part funded with an £8.1 million grant from the ERDF and has created hundreds of new jobs in the area as well as regenerating a disused former steelworks site.

Fox Valley neighbours TATA Speciality Steel which still employs more than 800 people in the area today.

The development was delivered by the award winning South Yorkshire development firm Dransfield Properties Ltd which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The company has its head office at Fox Valley and the project has been shortlisted in the RICS Pro-Yorkshire Awards for regeneration.

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Events

Steel Gravel Tour - Stocksbridge High School are running a Festival of cycling on the morning on April 30th with events at the school, find out more.

 

Parking

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