New food hall and live music venue to open in Orchard Square

Sheffield Plate, a partnership between specialist market and food hall operators Market Asset Management Ltd and LAP PLC, owners of Orchard Square Shopping Centre, have announced a new independent food hall and entertainment venue opening in the heart of Sheffield city centre in summer 2021.

The exciting new venue, named Sheffield Plate, will add to Orchard Square’s already excellent independent food offer. It brings together five independent street food traders, two bars, live music, foodie events, and entertainment across two floors. Centrally located in the Orchard Square Shopping Centre, Sheffield Plate will be ideal for serving the city centre.

John Heller of LAP says: “This new venue will be a fantastic addition to Sheffield and is the perfect fit for an innovative City that is successfully adapting to the challenges of the pandemic, retail evolution and growth. We are creating a venue that will invigorate the Centre and drive footfall from the day into the evening. Market Asset Management (MAM) have a strong track record in creating interesting and vibrant spaces, making them the ideal partner for this project.”

Hayden Ferriby of Market Asset Management added: “Sheffield Plate is an exciting and innovative small-scale food hall format that puts fantastic independent food and drink vendors alongside the best live music and entertainment. Working with LAP, who are forward thinking and understand the changes happening to our town and city centres, we are creating a location for our customers to meet friends and family, enjoy delicious fresh food concepts by independent businesses and watch their favourite local bands.”

Due to open in summer 2021, this project will complement the two new independent local food traders that opened at Orchard Terrace last year (Terrace Goods and Macpot) – who offer food, drinks and an outdoor terrace into the evening. With the award of the Future High Street Fund from the government, and with continued investment from property owners like LAP, Sheffield is primed to cement its place as a leading UK City.

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