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Fox Valley prepares to celebrate 1st birthday!

Fox Valley prepares to celebrate 1st birthday!
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Fox Valley prepares to celebrate 1st birthday!

8 June 2017

North Sheffield's Fox Valley shopping centre will celebrate its first birthday next week and a fantastic fun packed weekend has been organised to mark the milestone.

The £50 million centre was officially opened by Joanna Lumley OBE on June 16th last year - in just twelve months Fox Valley has won a prestigious regeneration award and hosted the dramatic final of the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire.

The centre has created a new commercial heart in Stocksbridge, north Sheffield and attracts shoppers from right across the region.  The first birthday will be celebrated with a packed weekend of events.

Bolsterstone Male Voice Choir will perform at the centre with the children from Deepcar St Johnís Junior School on Friday 16th June at 1pm for a special cake cutting ceremony which will mark the start of a busy three days of birthday celebrations. 

Friday will also see the launch of a two day Food Festival and on Saturday there will be the addition of a demo kitchen hosted by Dearne FM which will showcase the skills of some of the regionís top local chefs.Entertainment will be staged in the centre's fountain area and there will also be face painters and stilt walkers.

On Sunday June 18th the celebrations continue with a special Fatherís Day theme with a visit from some vintage vehicles and the centre's very own Father's Day selfie competition.

Fox Valley is home to a number of retailing "firsts" for this part of Yorkshire including South Yorkshire's only JoJo Maman Bebe store as well as the area's first M&Co. The first Ponti's Italian Kitchen outside London can also be found at Fox Valley as well as the centre's very own Boutique Department Store, Sandersons and a host of other national and independent retailers.

Just last month Dransfield Properties, the company behind the Fox Valley development, was announced as the winner of the RICS Pro-Yorkshire Award for Regeneration for the centre.

Managing Director Mark Dransfield said: "Itís hard to believe that it is just 12 months ago that Joanna Lumley declared the centre open. It really has been a fantastic first year at Fox Valley - none of us could have imagined the amazing turnout we saw here for the Tour de Yorkshire in April.

ďThe centre has performed extremely well in this first year and we have received so many lovely comments about the architecture and the events we hold at the centre.

ďWe have a lot of new and exciting developments planned in this next 12 months - including further retailers joining us at Fox Valley."

Photographs show: Fox Valley and the official opening last year with Mark Dransfield and Joanna Lumley OBE.  


Date: Friday 16th June 2017
Time: 1pm
Location: The piazza / Fountain area at Fox Valley, Stocksbridge, S36 2AB.
Contact: Amanda Holmes, Dransfield Properties 01226 360644


For further information, contact:-

Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644