List of shopping centres in the United Kingdom by size

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This is a list of the largest shopping centres in the United Kingdom, listed by retail size in square metres (m²). Only centres with space of 70,000m or more are listed. Some of these are out-of-town centres, while others are part of a city or town centre shopping district, which in almost all cases also includes many stores not part of the shopping centre. Many city and town centre shopping districts not represented in this list are larger than some of the centres listed.

Rank Name Town/city and county Region Size (m²) Annual visitors
(where available)
01st intu Metrocentre Gateshead, Tyne and Wear North East England 190,000[1] 22 million[1]
02nd Trafford Centre Trafford, Greater Manchester North West England 180,900[2] 32 million[3]
03rd Westfield Stratford City Stratford, London Greater London 175,000[4] 42 million [5]
04th Bluewater Greenhithe, Kent South East England 155,700[6] 27 million (2010)[7]
05th Liverpool One Liverpool, Merseyside North West England 154,000[8] 26 million (2013)[9]
06th Westfield London Shepherd's Bush, London Greater London 149,461[10] 23 million (2009)[11]
07th Intu Merry Hill Dudley, West Midlands West Midlands 140,800[12] 24 million[13]
08th Meadowhall Sheffield, South Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber 139,355[14] 25 million[15]
09th Manchester Arndale Market Street, Manchester North West England 139,354[16] 42 million[17]
10th Lakeside Thurrock, Essex South East England 133,780[18] 25 million[19]
11th St. David's Cardiff, Wales Wales 130,100[18] 38.5 million [20]
12th Bullring Birmingham, West Midlands West Midlands 127,100,[21] 40 million (2012)[22]
13th Eldon Square Newcastle, Tyne and Wear North East England 125,419[18] 34 - 36 million (2012)[23]
14th thecentre:mk Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire South East 120,773[24] 27 million (2010)[25]
15th Whitgift Croydon, London Greater London 111,000[26]
16th Highcross Leicester East Midlands 110,000[21] 18.5 million (2009–10)[27]
17th Intu Derby Derby, Derbyshire East Midlands 106,130[28] 25 million (2010)[29]
18th East Kilbride Shopping Centre East Kilbride, Lanarkshire Scotland 106,030[30]
19th Kingfisher Redditch, Worcestershire West Midlands 102,000[31]
20th Festival Place Basingstoke, Hampshire South East 102,000[32]
21st Telford Shopping Centre Telford, Shropshire West Midlands 100,000[33]
22nd Braehead Renfrew, Renfrewshire Scotland 98,477[18]
23rd Cabot Circus Bristol South West 96,200[34]
24th The Mall at Cribbs Causeway Bristol South West 95,225[35]
25th Trinity Leeds Leeds Yorkshire & The Humber 93,000[36]
26th The Centre Livingston, West Lothian Scotland 92,900[37]
27th Victoria Centre Nottingham East Midlands 91,140[38]
28th Silverburn Centre Pollok, Glasgow Scotland 91,100[39]
29th Brent Cross Hendon, London Greater London 82,800[21]
30th Frenchgate Centre Doncaster, South Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber 82,000[citation needed]
31st Queensgate Peterborough, Cambridgeshire East 81,000[40]
32nd Cwmbran Shopping Centre Cwmbran, Torfaen Wales 79,000[41]
33rd Eden High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire South East 79,000[citation needed]
34th Centrale Croydon, London Greater London 76,180[citation needed]
35th WestQuay Southampton, Hampshire South East 75,600[39]
36th Victoria Square Belfast Northern Ireland 75,000[citation needed]
37th The Merrion Centre Leeds Yorkshire & The Humber 74,300[42]
38th The Oracle Reading, Berkshire South East 70,700[39]
39th The Mall Luton Luton, Bedfordshire East 70,100[43]
40th St. Enoch Shopping Centre Glasgow, Lanarkshire Scotland 70,000

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  1. ^ a b "Intu - MetroCentre". Intu Properties. Retrieved 2015-04-21. 
  2. ^ "Intu - Trafford Centre - Key Facts". Intu Properties. Retrieved 2015-04-21. 
  3. ^ "".  External link in |title= (help)
  4. ^ "Westfield Group Property Portfolio: Stratford City Overview". Westfield UK. Retrieved 14 September 2011. 
  5. ^  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ "Briefing Note PDF" (PDF). Land Securities. Retrieved 20 June 2010. 
  7. ^ "Bluewater Shopping Mall Says Annual Visitors Reach 28.1 Million". 
  8. ^ Liverpool ONE Education Fact Sheet
  9. ^ Liverpool City Centre Main Retail Area Review
  10. ^ "Westfield Property Portfolio – Westfield London". Westfield Group. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
  11. ^ "Westfield has 23m visitors in first year". 
  12. ^ "Westfield Property Portfolio – Merry Hill". Westfield Group. Retrieved 22 March 2012. The 140,800-sqare-metre shopping centre houses more than 250 stores 
  13. ^ "".  External link in |title= (help)
  14. ^ [1]
  15. ^ Ruddick, Graham (4 January 2011). "British Land, London & Stamford consider Meadowhall expansion". Daily Telegraph. Meadowhall in Sheffield boasts 1.4m sq ft of retail space and 250 stores, attracting more than 25m visitors every year 
  16. ^ Brown, Jonathan (3 May 2012). "Manchester Arndale - Key Facts". The Independent (London). 
  17. ^ "Manchester Arndale - Key Facts". 
  18. ^ a b c d "Portfolio – Our Centres". Capital Shopping Centres. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  19. ^ "Lakeside Shopping Centre development could create jobs". BBC. 1 March 2011. The centre attracts 25 million visitors a year 
  20. ^
  21. ^ a b c Hammerson, 2009, p. 114.
  22. ^ "BullRing Birmingham". Hammerson. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  23. ^ . Intu Group Retrieved 18 October 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  24. ^ Trevor Wood, 2008. "1,300,000 sq ft". If the figure for Midsummer Place, a separate centre adjoining thecentre:mk, is included, the floor area would be 166,000 m² (thecentre:mk, Facts and Figures (archived 1 Feb 2008), "1.79m sq ft (GLA)").
  25. ^ "Facts and Figures – thecentre:mk". With thecentre:mk boasting around 27 million visits per annum and a number new lettings over last year – shopping just gets better 
  26. ^ "Westfield mulls Croydon Whitgift shopping centre move". BBC News. 10 November 2011. Retrieved 21 March 2012. Plans have also been drawn up to revamp the centre of Croydon over the next few years, including the area around the Whitgift, which is 1.2m sq ft (111,484 sq m) in size. 
  27. ^ "Highcross Leicester celebrates first birthday". 4 September 2009.  External link in |work= (help)
  28. ^ "Westfield Property Portfolio". Westfield. 
  29. ^ "City reclaims highest ranking in league table of top UK shopping destinations". 22 June 2011. 
  30. ^ Trevor Wood, 2008. "1,190,000 sq ft".
  31. ^ Trevor Wood, 2008. "1,000,000 sq ft".
  32. ^ Grosvenor
  33. ^ "Telford – A Unique New Town" (PDF). Transforming Telford. Retrieved 22 March 2008. 
  34. ^ Hammerson, 2009, p. 115 and 116. The owners also own nearby shops with an area of 33,800 sq m.
  35. ^ CSC, The Mall at Cribbs Causeway. The company also owns a nearby retail park with an area of 22,761 sq m.
  36. ^ "Trinity Leeds". Trinity Leeds. Retrieved 2012-09-19. 
  37. ^ Livingston shopping centre to reveal Elements Square extension, Retail Week, 14 October 2008. "just under 1 million sq ft".
  38. ^ Liberty International, 2008, and CSC, Victoria Centre.
  39. ^ a b c Hammerson, 2009, p. 115.
  40. ^ Hammerson, 2009, p. 116.
  41. ^ Key Note, 2008, p. 15.
  42. ^
  43. ^ Mall Corporation, The Mall Arndale – Luton. "755,000 sq ft".


  • Hammerson plc, Annual Report 2013. This report records the net internal area of each of their main properties. Information is also shown in the All Properties section of their website, but that may not be as up-to-date.
  • Key Note, Market Assessment 2008: Shopping Centres, ISBN 978-1-84729-231-5.
  • Liberty International PLC, Annual report 2008. Page 4 records the size of each centre. This information is also shown in the CSC (Capital Shopping Centres PLC) website.
  • The Mall Corporation Ltd, Our Malls. This section of their business website shows the size of each centre.
  • Trevor Wood, Going Shopping 2008: The Definitive Guide to Shopping Centres, Trevor Wood Associates. The top 20 UK shopping centres for overall attractiveness to shoppers, retailers and investors are listed in the executive summary.
  • Westfield Group, Annual Report 2009. Page 21 records the lettable area of each centre. Information is also shown in the United Kingdom Property Portfolio section of their website, but that may not be as up-to-date.
  • Value Retail PLC performance [2].

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