Crystal Peaks
Main entrance
Map
LocationSheffield, England
Coordinates53°20′31″N 1°21′04″W / 53.342°N 1.351°W / 53.342; -1.351
Opening dateMarch 1988
OwnerBritel Fund Trustees Ltd
Total retail floor area635,000 sq ft (59,000 m2) (shopping centre) and 77,800 sq ft (7,230 m2) (retail park)[1]
No. of floors2

Crystal Peaks is a shopping centre and retail park in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. Established in 1988, the centre attracts around 11 million visitors a year.[2]

Facilities

Crystal Peaks Shopping centre has approximately 600,000 sq ft (56,000 m2) of retail space and food outlets with a range chains and a supermarket. The centre has an indoor market of smaller businesses (operated by Sheffield City Council), a medical centre, veterinary surgery, bus station as well as other facilities and services.

The nearby retail park has a number of larger stores, restaurants and warehouses as well as a gym, a police station, Beighton Community Hospital and the Sheffield College Peaks Campus.

Community

Bee hives have been placed on the shopping centre's roof and bee-friendly flowers planted to help the local bee population, other environmental projects include the installation of swift bird boxes on the building, creating a nature reserve and supporting the village of Beighton in Britain and Yorkshire in Bloom competitions.[3]

Crystal Peaks also has a dedicated 'charity of the year'. In 2010, the centre raised over £8,000 for Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice. The centre's adopted charity for 2011 was Macmillan Cancer Support.[citation needed]

History

Crystal Peaks first opened in 1988, being developed in phases. Opening ceremonies attracted large crowds to see Roland Rat and then Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards do the honours. The Olympic ski jumper Edwards performed a stunt on wires from the top of the atrium above the escalators.

Originally, the centre had a central waterfall, stream, clock tower modelled lift and model railway. Sheffield's first ten screen cinema, was also part of the complex until 2003.[4]

Since opening, the centre has developed substantially. They was a western extension in 1998. The supermarket was relocated to the in 2006 for further extensions to the north and east opened in early 2007.

Interior shots of the shopping centre were used for the 2010 film Four Lions, in which a character is depicted as working as a shopping centre security guard.[5]

Public transport

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Crystal Peaks bus station
General information
LocationPeaks Mount, Mosborough
Sheffield (S20 7JD)
England
Coordinates53°20′30″N 1°21′14″W / 53.3418°N 1.3540°W / 53.3418; -1.3540
Owned byCrystal Peaks Shopping Centre
Operated byTravel South Yorkshire
Bus stands8
Bus operatorsFirst South Yorkshire, Stagecoach Yorkshire, TM Travel
Construction
ParkingYes (free, in shopping centre)
Bicycle facilitiesYes
AccessibleYes
History
Opened1988

Bus station

Crystal Peaks bus station is located off of Peaks Mount on the western side of the shopping centre, with a direct entrance into the shopping centre. The bus station is located nearby to the Crystal Peaks tram stop, and together provide a public transport hub for south-east Sheffield.

Services

As of July 2022, the stand allocation is:

Stand Route Destination
CP1 27 Rotherham National Rail Sheffield Supertram Bus interchange     
30a Plumbley     
55 Plumbley     
73, 74 Clowne     
CP2 26, 26a Thorpe Salvin (circular)     
80 Chesterfield Bus interchange     
CP3 55 Frecheville     
252 Sheffield Interchange National Rail Sheffield Supertram Bus interchange     
CP4 120 Halfway Sheffield Supertram     
CP5 7 Ecclesfield     
30, 30a Royal Hallamshire Hospital     
CP6 8, 8a Ecclesfield     
120 Fulwood     
CP7 80 Sheffield, Moor Market Bus interchange     
CP8 no services allocated

Tram stop

Crystal Peaks tram stop is located in Waterthorpe on the Sheffield Supertram system, and serves Crystal Peaks Shopping Centre and Retail Park, Drakehouse Retail Park, and Waterthorpe. It consists of two platforms.

Preceding station   Sheffield Supertram   Following station
Moss Way
towards Malin Bridge
  Blue Line   Beighton/Drake House Lane
towards Halfway

Crystal Peaks is also served by the Beighton/Drake House Lane tram stop, which is located behind the "Green" car park.

References

  1. ^ "Crystal Peaks Retail Park". Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Record number of shoppers pass through centre's doors". The Star. Retrieved 3 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Bees create a buzz at Crystal Peaks". Retrieved 3 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Cinema at Crystal Peaks to close". The Star. Retrieved 3 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Finding Four Lions in Sheffield". Google My Maps. Retrieved 4 May 2020.