Record Year for Wakefield Shopping Centre
Thu 04 Feb 2016
A Wakefield shopping centre has had a record year after a wave of new lettings, campaigns and events.
Trinity Walk smashed its highest footfall record in 2015 after seeing 11.22million shopping visits throughout last year, up 4% on 2014 – bucking regional and national trends.
The centre, which opened in 2011, also recorded its busiest ever week after welcoming around 289,000 shoppers in December during a seven day period.
It was the best performing in the UK in December within managing agents Savills’ portfolio of shopping centres too.
Cormac Hamilton, centre manager at Trinity Walk, said:
“The centre is now at its highest occupancy in its history with an even more diverse and dynamic mix of retailers on offer for shoppers, which has been a key draw. People are still discovering the centre and most new shoppers say they would return, which gives us scope to grow even further in our fifth year. We’re delighted with how well 2015 has gone, but won’t rest on our laurels as we aim to maintain and build on this great platform.”
Trinity Walk is now more fully let than ever since it opened and welcomed big name signings like PANDORA, The Works and PureGym late in 2015.
Pandora franchisee, Paul Rice, MD at Hugh Rice, added:
“The launch of the new Wakefield store at Trinity Walk has been extremely successful. December saw us welcome a high amount of customers through the door and the feedback we received has been hugely positive. We’re very much looking forward to a great year in 2016.”
In addition to retail lettings, Regus added to its portfolio with its first office opening in Wakefield at the centre, making it their 20th centre in West Yorkshire.
Located in Wakefield city centre, Trinity Walk now employs up to 1,500 people at peak times, providing a vital source of employment for the local economy.
Mr Hamilton added:
“We’ve worked hard as a team in 2015 – the management, retailers and owners – to offer the people of Wakefield and Yorkshire something unique, accessible and affordable. It’s now about raising the bar even higher and playing our role in the heart of the city to help it grow.”
Trinity Walk is set to celebrate its fifth birthday throughout 2016 with some exciting plans in the pipeline.