Birstall Shopping Park

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Birstall Shopping Park
Location Birstall, West Yorkshire, England
Coordinates 53°44′45.6″N 1°38′42″W / 53.746000°N 1.64500°W / 53.746000; -1.64500
Address Birstall Shopping Park, Holden Ing Way, Birstall, Batley, West Yorkshire, WF17 9DT
Developer Pillar Properties Limited[1]
Management Denis Copeland[2]
Owner The Birstall Co-ownership Trust (British Land, Hercules Unit Trust)[3]
Architect Corstorphine & Wright (Main Body of Park)[1]
No. of stores and services 22[4]
No. of anchor tenants 3
Total retail floor area 192,000 sq ft[3]
No. of floors 1, with mezzanines
Parking 900
Website Official Site

Birstall Shopping Park is a shopping park located in Birstall, Batley, West Yorkshire, England.[5] It contains a wide variety of retailers and includes the region's only IKEA store.[6] Adjacent is another retail park, Junction 27 Retail Park, specialising in bulky goods and electronics.[7] The section of the park containing retailers Pets at Home and Homesense is known as Spring Ram Retail Park, and was built slightly later than the rest of the complex, however it is considered as a part of Birstall Shopping Park and is under common ownership.[8]

It is located on the A62 near M62 Junction 27, between Birstall and Gildersome. The town of Morley is located close by, as is the boundary between the City of Leeds and Kirklees.[9] However the park is located wholly within Kirklees. The site can often be mistaken to be a part of Leeds because of its closeness.[10]


The park hosts a wide variety of retailers, covering many different areas, the larger stores on the park include Toys R Us, IKEA, DW Sports Fitness and DFS. There is also a Marks and Spencer Simply Food store, the only food store on the site.[4] The majority of retailers are major UK high street names. It also contains a wide variety of restaurants, namely TGI Fridays, Frankie and Benny's, Bella Italia and McDonald's. In addition there are the Showcase Cinemas, the cinemas are considered as a part of the Shopping Park, but are located on the other site of the A62 alongside DW Sports Fitness and McDonald's.


The car parks at the park are spread over the entire area of the park, including a multi-storey car park at IKEA, and single-level car parks in the main site of the park and in the additional sections on the other side of the A62.[11] The centre is also served by Arriva Yorkshire bus routes to Huddersfield, Batley, Heckmondwike and Leeds.[12]

Coordinates: 53°44′46″N 1°38′42″W / 53.746°N 1.645°W / 53.746; -1.645



  1. ^ a b "Kier Northern - Projects - Birstall Retail Park, Leeds". Kier Group. Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 3 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "Birstall Shopping Park - Park Information - Questions - How can I contact the Manager". Birstall Shopping Park. Retrieved 8 September 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Birstall Shopping Park - Retail Warehousing - Scheme Overview on Completely Retail". Completely Retail. Retrieved 3 September 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Birstall Shopping Park - Store Directory - Floor Plan". Birstall Shopping Park. Archived from the original on 17 May 2007. Retrieved 3 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "Birstall Shopping Park - Homepage". Birstall Shopping Park. Retrieved 3 September 2010. 
  6. ^ "IKEA UK - IKEA Leeds - Store Homepage". IKEA. 2010. Retrieved 4 September 2010. 
  7. ^ Hudson, Craig. "Savills Retail Warehousing - Junction 27 Retail Park, Leeds - Brochure" (PDF). Savills. Retrieved 3 September 2010. [permanent dead link]
  8. ^ Zientek, Henryk (10 June 2010). "Huddersfield Examiner - Business - Commercial Property - Homesense takes space at Spring Ram Retail Park". Huddersfield Examiner. Retrieved 3 September 2010. 
  9. ^ "Google Maps - Gelderd Road, M62 Junction 27 - Near Birstall, Batley". Google Maps. 2010. Retrieved 4 September 2010. 
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  11. ^ "Bing Maps - Holden Ing Way, Birstall, Batley - Birds Eye View". Bing Maps. 2010. Retrieved 4 September 2010. 
  12. ^ Yorkshire, Arriva (5 March 2009). "Arriva Yorkshire - Route Map - Leeds to Heckmondwike/Huddersfield - 209, 219, 229" (PDF). FWT. Retrieved 5 September 2010. 

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