RETRO: PICTURES AND VIDEO: The 1990 birth of Meadowhall

The Oasis dining hall in its early days.

The Oasis dining hall in its early days.

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Meadowhall is set to undergo the biggest transformation since its birth back in 1990.

The shopping centre is get a £300m overhaul which will create 1,000 new jobs and dozens of new shops, restaurants, cafes and leisure facilities.

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It is all a far cry from when it all began 26 years ago.

Take a look back to the birth of Meadowhall with our picture gallery of the centre's early days.

Meadowhall under construction in the late 80s.

Meadowhall under construction in the late 80s.

Meadowhall from the air during its construction.

Meadowhall from the air during its construction.

Shoppers flock into Meadowhall as the doors open for the first time.

Shoppers flock into Meadowhall as the doors open for the first time.

Another shot of Meadowhall under construction.

Another shot of Meadowhall under construction.

The race is on to be the first to get a look at the new shopping complex.

The race is on to be the first to get a look at the new shopping complex.

Police control the crowds at the opening of Meadowhall in 1990.

Police control the crowds at the opening of Meadowhall in 1990.