Record year for Trinity Walk

Published:  16 January, 2017

Wakefield mall sees highest footfalll in five-year history

Trinity Walk, in Wakefield city centre, has broke its previous annual footfall record after welcoming around 11.27m shoppers in 2016, up 1.55 per cent on 2015 and bucking regional and national trends which have seen declining footfall.

Thee centre also recorded its busiest ever week with around 324,000 visits in mid-December. Christmas saw growth too, with visits up 3.2 per cent during December compared to a national average down 1.9 per cent.

Centre manager Cormac Hamilton said: “Our fifth year was always going to be a big one for us. Given the changing economic, shopping and social trends, like many other centres we knew we’d have to work harder, be more creative and adopt new approaches to avoid standing still. So to have a record year and enjoy our busiest ever week is absolutely brilliant and a testament to what can be achieved by working together with stores, the team here and other partners around the city of Wakefield.”

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