Heart of Steel at Meadowhall

Open Today

09:00 - 20:00
Thousands of people are set to join fellow fundraisers and become part of history, by engraving their names on to a 2.4 metre-high steel heart which has been unveiled at Meadowhall in aid of the British Heart Foundation.
 
Created by artist Steve Mehdi, the Heart of Steel is part of the wider Steel Man project – a much-anticipated future landmark which will overlook Sheffield and act as a gateway to the region. The 1138kg super alloy heart has been built with the generous support of a group of Yorkshire businesses and will eventually hold 150,000 names, before being included inside the 32 metre, eagerly awaited Steel Man.  
 
 
As a leading supporter of the Yorkshire community, Meadowhall has placed the Heart of Steel in prime position at the centre of the mall outside H. Samuel – overlooked by a replica statue of The Steel Man.  From here, customers can marvel at the carefully-crafted sculpture and recognise a special person in their life by permanently etching their name onto the heart. In doing so, they will also join the thousands of people who have already donated to the project and will now be able to see their touching tributes on the finished sculpture at the centre.
 
 
The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, has developed a touch screen app so visitors to Meadowhall can learn more about this pioneering project, locate names on the heart and how to make a donation by going online at www.thesteelman.co.uk
 
 
Donations will help The Steel Man team in its ambition to create its icon for the Yorkshire region and fund life-saving research into heart and circulatory diseases, such as coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes and vascular dementia, which currently kills one in four people in the UK.
Steve Mehdi, a former steelworker turned sculptor, is the man behind the project. He said: “The Heart of Steel possesses an emotional strand that reaches across many generations. I have been deeply touched by the people who have donated so far and the stories they have shared. My thanks must go to the companies that have supported the project, the BHF for their tremendous vision, and the tireless effort of countless people who have made the Heart of Steel what it is. I would also like to add a special thanks to Darren Pearce and his Meadowhall team for their unflagging enthusiasm to see the Heart of Steel and The Steel Man installed in Yorkshire’s premier shopping centre. It has been a long-held ambition to see these two sculptures in this amazing space and we look forward to sharing our vision with its visitors.” 
 
The Heart of Steel draws on the long heritage of the region’s diverse communities who spent their working lives to create materials and products sold around the world. As an integral part of The Steel Man, the Heart of Steel also highlights the new technologies and specialised manufacturing that has redefined South Yorkshire and the growth of the advanced manufacturing sector.
 
Darren Pearce, Centre Director for Meadowhall, said: “The Heart of Steel is an incredibly moving monument and its emotional value will only increase as the names of those we cherish, admire and remember make their mark. Forged in Sheffield steel by the Yorkshire community, the sculpture utilises the region’s rich heritage to create something incredibly special for its future – not only in terms of The Steel Man sculpture it will support, but for the millions of lives it will change through the funds generated for British Heart Foundation too. As a company that’s operated at the heart of Sheffield for almost 30 years, it’s truly an honour to host it here in our mall.”
 
The project has seen businesses from across the region come together to support and celebrate the Yorkshire community. With unique super alloys provided by Maher Ltd, cutting-edge portable laser units created by Pryor and scanning technologies offered by Performance Engineered Solutions, the project benefited from a wealth of local knowledge and expertise. Doncasters Bramah has also been heavily involved in the fabrication of the Heart of Steel, as well as many other areas of its development.
 
 
Nicola Jones, Fundraising Manager at the BHF added: “Heart and circulatory disease devastates the lives of millions of families in Yorkshire and all over the UK. That’s why we’re proud that the Heart of Steel project has galvanised people throughout the community to work together to help us beat heartbreak forever. We think it’s fantastic that people can be a part of history by engraving their name, or the name of a loved one, on the Heart of Steel, whilst also helping to fund our vital research into conditions including coronary heart disease, stroke, vascular dementia and diabetes.”
 
From the contribution of super alloys to the lasering of names, many local companies have come together to help bring the Heart of Steel to life. Information on their involvement can be found below:
 
The smart app used by visitors to find names engraved on the Heart of Steel has been created by the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre. With more than 100 industrial partners ranging from global giants like Boeing and Rolls Royce to smaller companies, the AMRC specialises in carrying out world-leading research into advanced machining, manufacturing and materials to help businesses become more competitive. The AMRC is a founding member of The Steel Man project and continues to offer high level expertise and practical help to the project, having already machined a three-metre model of The Steel Man, and a smaller 3D printed version. 
 
Pryor has been at the heart of manufacturing in Sheffield since 1849. So, when sculptor Steve Mehdi asked the team to join the Heart of Steel project, all parties agreed it was the perfect partnership. Adapting its Portable Laser Marking system, designed for the automotive and aerospace industries, Pryor is permanently marking the 136 curved panels of the Heart of Steel with the names of over 150,000 donors. Pryor’s software quickly imports the names and records the location they are marked, so that donors can find them on the Heart of Steel.
 
For the past four years Leeds law firm 3volution has been supporting Steve Mehdi, the sculptor behind the Heart of Steel, in his bid to create The Steel Man as a Yorkshire monument on the hillside opposite Meadowhall.  Throughout the project, 3volution has provided legal advice including trade mark support free of charge.
 
Founded in 1932, Maher Limited is a Sheffield-based stockholder and processor of high strength, high performance alloys including nickel alloys, copper alloys, titanium and other special grades. 
Specialising in the supply and processing of high integrity alloys, Maher Ltd contributed to The Steel Heart project by donating the raw material, a super alloy known as Inconel. At the centre of the super alloy heart sits a two metre-long special steel spine, around which the Inconel panels are attached. Having extensive experience with such materials, Maher Ltd was able to supply materials and machine the spine. The technical skills required for this are normally applied for machined nickel alloy parts for the oil and gas, aerospace, power generation or naval and marine industries. 
 
The fabrication of the Heart of Steel has taken place at Doncasters Bramah, a state-of-the-art aerospace facility based in Halfway, Sheffield with 263 employees. Founded in 1778, Doncasters Bramah is one of the oldest manufacturing companies in the world and has 25 sites worldwide. A volunteer team of 14 staff has worked many evenings and weekends over a seven-month period to make the vision of the Heart of Steel a reality. The fabrication of the Heart of Steel offered the opportunity to showcase the plant’s many manufacturing processes outside of their usual order book of engine components and civil exhausts, including precision CAD/CAM modelling, laser cutting, sheet metal work and welding. 
 
Performance Engineered Solutions (PES) Ltd is a high-performance engineering design services business, based at the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Sheffield. The company’s pedigree is born out of Formula One but today it delivers high quality and technologically advanced engineering design and product optimisation solutions for clients from many sectors. PES has had a long involvement with The Steel Man and the Heart of Steel projects, with Managing Director Mike Maddock a trustee of the charity for a number of years. PES used its 3D scanning expertise to scan the original model of the heart and map future versions. 
 
Other supporting companies for the Heart of Steel include: AESSEAL PLC; Axis Architecture Limited; Besq Film; Born + Raised; Billington PLC; Bramwell Relocation; Constant Security Services Ltd; CS Electrical; FCC Environment; Harworth Group PLC; IFM Insurance; Mayflower Engineering Ltd; Mott MacDonald; Newburgh Engineering; Pagets; Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council; SH Structures Ltd; Sheffield Hallam University; Steelphalt Ltd. 
 
 
 
Watch The Video Here
 
 

 

Behind the scenes footage of the installation of the Heart of Steel at Meadowhall

 

Help bring The Steel Man to Life!


We invite you to support The Steel Man by donating to the Heart of Steel appeal. For a donation of £20 per named individual, you, OR someone you know, can be inscribed on the roll call on the Heart of Steel. You can also receive a certificate if you request one by emailing heart@thesteelman.co.uk. Please allow 28 days at busy times.

The British Heart Foundation will receive 10% of all Heart of Steel donations to power life-saving heart research.

Click Here To Donate

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Monday - Saturday 09:00 - 23:00 

Sunday 10:00 - 21:00

Please note that some retailers may vary from these times.

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Getting here

Meadowhall Centre
Sheffield
S9 1EP
0333 313 2000
  • Car

    Leave Sheffield City Centre along the A61, leading onto the A6109 (M1 North) Brightside Lane. Continue for approximately 2.5 miles. Go straight on at the roundabout with Forgemasters on your right, then turn right at the 4th set of traffic lights.

    Disabled Access: Detailed information and guidance about disabled access can be found on the DisabledGo website, including access, parking facilities and additional services.

  • Train

    With Meadowhall’s excellent public transport terminals, we’re easy to reach thanks to the Meadowhall Passenger Transport Interchange (PTI). The Centre has arguably the best public transport service of any shopping centre in the UK. The PTI has facilities for local and regional bus, train and Supertram services.

    For Public Transport information visit travelsouthyorkshire.com

    Disabled Access: Detailed information and guidance about disabled access can be found on the DisabledGo website, including access, parking facilities and additional services.

  • Bus

    We’re easy to reach thanks to the Meadowhall Passenger Transport Interchange (PTI). The Centre has arguably the best public transport service of any shopping centre in the UK. The PTI has facilities for local and regional bus, train and Supertram services.

    For Public Transport information visit  travelsouthyorkshire.com

    Disabled Access: Detailed information and guidance about disabled access can be found on the DisabledGo website, including access, parking facilities and additional services.

  • Tram

    With Meadowhall’s excellent public transport terminals, we’re easy to reach thanks to the Meadowhall Passenger Transport Interchange (PTI). The Centre has arguably the best public transport service of any shopping centre in the UK. The PTI has facilities for local and regional bus, train and Supertram services.

    For Public Transport information visit  travelsouthyorkshire.com

    Disabled Access: Detailed information and guidance about disabled access can be found on the DisabledGo website, including access, parking facilities and additional services.

  • Bike

    There are cycle routes from both Sheffield and Rotherham. When you do arrive, cycle stands and lockers can be used for peace on mind.

    -We have dedicated cycle paths linking the Centre to both Sheffield and Rotherham as well as Transpennine routes 6, 62 and Five Weirs Walk.
    -Cycle stands and cycle lockers are located adjacent to the cycle path near the Oasis Dining Quarter entrance and children’s outdoor play area.
    -Further  cycle stands are located at the lower High Street entrance of Orange Zone 1 car park (near the Argos store) and in the Passenger Transport Interchange adjacent to the bus parking bays.

Facilities

View and download Meadowhall's Mall Guide here. 

To view Meadowhall's Visitor Code of Conduct please click here.

We have 7 cash machine points located throughout the Centre.

For the little ones, we have various bottle warming facilities around the centre. Find them at House of Fraser, Debenhams, Next, Pizza Express, The Oasis Dining Quarter and more. Check the mall guide in-centre for a full list of where you can find our bottle warming facilities.

Meadowhall has over 12,000 free car parking spaces. There are 350 disabled spaces available. Please head to the Pink Car Park for the disabled spaces closest to Shopmobility.

Motorcycle parking in lower red, lower pink and yellow car parks, as well as orange zone 4 car park.

We also offer 207 parent and child spaces which can be found across Meadowhall car parks except zones 3 and 4.

Please note our car parks are monitored to ensure instructions are followed for disabled and parent and child spaces. Failure to comply with parking terms conditions may result in a Parking Charge Notice.

Car Park height restrictions are 2.1 mtrs or 6’10” across all car parks with the exception of the Orange Zone Car Parks.  There is no height restriction on the Orange Zone Car Parks.

Charge your car at our free electric car charging points. Only located in the Orange Zone Car Park 2 (near to the Next Entrance).

 

Located in the Management Suite Corridor, Oasis Entrance.

Located in the Toilet corridors across the Centre.

Monster Play Outdoor Play Area

Venture outdoors where the little ones can explore cargo nets, walk the plank or try a bit of calming music on a giant xylophone.

Mini & Me Play Area

Located in The Lanes, ages 3 and under can play at their leisure at our indoor soft play area.

Available within the Management Suite for members of the public. Please contact Careline on 0333 313 2000 for the Quiet Room opening times and terms and conditions of use.

Regus Express Business Lounge is bookable by the hour for any meetings you have arranged, or if you simply require a few hours at a desk. Call 0870 880 8484 for more information.

 

Our free entry Mini & Me soft play area is located at The Lanes, next to The Oasis Dining Quarter. The play area is for ages 3 years and below with parental supervision (required). 

Open from: 

  • Mon -Fri: 9am to 8.45pm
  • Saturday: 9am to 7.45pm 
  • Sundays: 10am to 4.45pm

​Children will be required to remove their shoes when using the play area. 

 

We have toilets located near The Oasis Dining Quarter, Debenhams, Argos and Timpsons.

To help you find your way around see our Mallguide.

Services

Come back to a gleaming car after a day's shopping. We have three dedicated valeting centres conveniently placed within the Pink, Red and Yellow car parks.

We have charging pods located at seating areas at various points throughout the centre.

Many of our stores have their own Click and Collect service.

The no-fuss way to send, return or collect your parcels. Located at the Customer Service desk in The Lower High Street, adjacent to Wilko and Argos. Click here for more info.

Gift cards and information, first aid, push chair hire and interpreter services are available. Visit one of our Customer Service desks located on either The Lower High Street adjacent to Wilko and Argos or the Upper Arcade, near Zara and the main entrance.

Located within the Meadowhall Management Suite.

Give the perfect gift, valid across 250 stores. Available at the Upper Arcade Customer Services desk, Lower High Street Customer Service Desk adjacent to Wilko and Argos  or online.

Located within the Meadowhall Management Suite.

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Free BT WiFi available throughout the Centre - Search for BTWifi-Meadowhall.

Accessibility

A height adjustable adult-sized changing bench, a hoist system, space for the disabled person and up to two carers, a privacy curtain and a non-slip floor. Situated just off the lower Oasis Dining Quarter.

To view detailed accessibility information to Meadowhall Shopping Centre, click here to go to DisabledGo.com

Available at The Atrium Customer Services Desk (Pushchairs suitable for children aged 12 months up to 3 years - 2 forms of I.D are required to hire, 1 with full address details).

Don't struggle around, we offer accompanied shopping or we have a number of wheelchairs and self drive scooters you can borrow. Just make sure you bring along 2 pieces of ID, one with your home address on. You'll need to call us beforehand to book your scooter as we want to make sure we have one available when you need it. We have 350 disabled parking spaces, head to orange car park for those nearest the Shopmobility Desk outside Argos. Please note Shopmobility has relocated to Lower High Street, adjacent to Argos. We're proud to be working in conjunction with Parkgate Mobility. Note: Wheelchairs and scooters are subject to availability. If you'd like more info, call our careline on 0333 313 2000 or email us. To view detailed accessibility information to Meadowhall Shopping Centre, click here to go to DisabledGo.com

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