Families were treated to a day of fun and entertainment as part of a joint celebration on The Moor in Sheffield city centre.
A fun fair in the shopping area marked its redevelopment, as well as forming part of the ongoing centenary celebrations as Sheffield marks 100 years since the discovery of stainless steel.
Master Cutler Neil MacDonald was invited to officially open the public area, which has seen the streets repaved and new benches and lighting installed.
Once the transformation is complete, The Moor will include a new indoor shopping market as well as a host of new shops and restaurants.
There were performances on the day from poet Ray Hearne, comedy duo Bread and Butter, and the daredevil double act the Vandal Brothers, who wowed the crowds with their stunning 9m-high cage show.
Mr MacDonald said: “It’s about getting the mix right between shops and entertainment on The Moor and I think it’ll be fantastic when it’s complete.”
Poet and singer Ray, who wrote the words which are carved into the 14 new benches on The Moor, said: “I wanted the words to reflect the impact the discovery of stainless steel had on the world.
“There is no section of the planet that hasn’t been touched by stainless steel.
“It was a fantastic privilege to be asked to write the words and be part of the transformation of The Moor.”
Sandra Barley, The Moor centre liaison manager, said: “The new public realm looks fabulous.”