|Opening date||March 1988|
|Owner||Britel Fund Trustees Ltd|
|Total retail floor area||635,000 sq ft (59,000 m2) (shopping centre) and 77,800 sq ft (7,230 m2) (retail park)|
|No. of floors||2|
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.
Crystal Peaks Shopping Mall has approximately 600,000 sq ft (56,000 m2) of retail space with a range of High Street stores, including Next, Burton, Dorothy Perkins, Boots, New Look, Marks and Spencer and Clarks (the shoe retailer). The Centre has an indoor market operated by Sheffield City Council, a medical centre, veterinary surgery and a range of other facilities and services.
The retail park is located within walking distance, and hosts brands such as TK Maxx, Argos, Poundland and Boots, as well as two catering units and a gym.
In recent years, bee hives have been sited on the roof of the shopping centre to help combat the decline of the local bee population. Other environmental projects that the centre has taken part in include the installation of swift boxes on the building, bee-friendly planting, a nature reserve and the support of Beighton (a local village) in the Britain in Bloom and Yorkshire in Bloom competitions.
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.
Interior shots of the shopping centre are used in the 2010 film Four Lions, in which a character is depicted as working as a shopping centre security guard.
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. To much applause, Olympic ski jumper Edwards performed a stunt on wires from the top of the atrium above the escalators.
Originally, the central areas inside the shopping centre included a waterfall, a river, clock tower elevator and a model railway. Sheffield's first ten screen cinema, a UCI, was also part of the complex, although this closed in 2003 due to competition from newer, larger cinemas in the city.
Since opening, the centre has developed substantially; a new mall was added to the West of the centre in 1998. Sainsbury's was relocated to the lower mall in 2006, and further extensions to the North Walk and East Mall were completed in early 2007.
|Location||Peaks Mount, Mosborough|
Sheffield (S20 7JD)
|Owned by||Crystal Peaks Shopping Centre|
|Operated by||Travel South Yorkshire|
|Bus operators||First South Yorkshire, Sheffield Supertram, Stagecoach Yorkshire, TM Travel|
|Parking||Yes (free, in shopping centre)|
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.
As of February 2021[update], the stand allocation is:
|CP2||26, 26a||Thorpe Salvin (circular)|
|30, 30a||Royal Hallamshire Hospital|
|CP7||80||Sheffield, Moor Market |
via Arundel Gate (Stagecoach)
|CP8||–||no services allocated|
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|
towards Malin Bridge
|Blue Line||Beighton/Drake House Lane|
Crystal Peaks is also served by the Beighton/Drake House Lane tram stop, which is located behind the "Green" car park.