Shopping centre Trinity Leeds has seen footfall since its debut exceed expectations as it welcomed 2.7 million shoppers in its opening month, it has been announced.
Opened in March, the centre saw opening day footfall reach 132,000 and one million shoppers visit the centre in the first 10 days as the host of new stores and restaurants provided a boost to the local economy.
Owned by property company Land Securities, the £378 million centre is the only is the only major shopping mall to open in the UK this year and has created around 2,600 new jobs.
Alison Niven, Retail Operations Director at Land Securities, told The Sunday Express: “Footfall has been ahead of expectations, we expect to see 22 million people come through the doors in our first year.
“Leeds itself has seen a footfall increase of 20 per cent week-on-week since we opened.
“Retailers opening in the coming months include Victoria’s Secret, Primark and Starbucks, and they will give us an extra mini-boost.”