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Fox Valley shopping centre for former steelworks site

A mural by Pate McKee Image copyright Dransfield Properties Limited
Image caption The centre has been built on a former steelworks

A £50m shopping centre has opened on the site of a former steelworks creating up to 900 jobs, according to the developers.

The Fox Valley shopping centre at Stocksbridge, north Sheffield, started construction more than two years ago.

It has been built on the 28-acre former Outokumpu steelworks site.

The development, which features a large mural by local artist Pete McKee, was opened by the actress Joanna Lumley.

Image caption The site features a mural by artist Pete McKee

McKee has also collaborated on a large bronze statue called Granddad Fox at the site.

Samuel Fox founded a wireworks in Stocksbridge in 1842 and the name has been adapted by the new centre.

The artworks feature umbrellas as the site was a base for their manufacture.

Image caption Samuel Fox founded his works in Stocksbridge in 1842

More than 100 houses are also being built on a neighbouring site.

The site close to the A616 Stocksbridge bypass has been developed by Dransfield Properties Ltd, with a further phase to be opened in September.

Image caption Actress Joanna Lumley opened the development

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