Trinity Walk

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Trinity Walk
Location Wakefield, England
Opening date 6 May 2011
Developer Shepherd Construction
Owner Sovereign Land / AREA Property Partners
No. of stores and services 63 (includes 4 reserved for catering)
No. of anchor tenants 4
Total retail floor area 500,000 sq ft (55,000 m²)
No. of floors 1
Parking 957 spaces
Website http://www.trinitywalk.com

Trinity Walk is a shopping centre in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. England. Opened on 6 May 2011, Wakefield Council describe it as "the most important City Centre development for more than 20 years."[1]

Retail scheme[edit]

Trinity Walk is 500,000 sq ft partially enclosed shopping centre with over 55 stores and 1000 car parking spaces, with access from Wakefield’s inner city ring road (A61) and the main bus station. The centre contains major stores, including an 8,500 m² Sainsbury's and a 9,000 m² Debenhams, and retailers Next, New Look, Top Man Topshop and H&M and Pandora. Trinity Walk has enabled Wakefield to rise 42 places, from 99th,[when?] in the CACI Retail Footprint rankings, making the city centre a sub-regional shopping destination.

The centre recorded its record year for footfall in 2015 with around 11.22 million shopping visits, up 4% on 2014. It also saw its busiest ever week in December 2015 after welcoming around 289,000 shoppers.[2]


Stores[edit]

Trinity Walk

The list below details some of the larger stores present at the centre as of August 2016, with a full list and site plan of which is available at the official website.

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History[edit]

On 19 March 2009, it appeared that the development was going to fall victim to the credit crunch when KPMG were called in as administrators[4] as the Anglo Irish Bank withdrew its support for the project.[5] Building work stopped and the steel structure stood half finished.

The scheme was rescued in early 2010 by a consortium who bought the development from administrators - a joint venture company comprising Sovereign Land, AREA Property Partners, and Shepherd Construction.[6]

Trinity Walk opened on Friday 6 May 2011.

Wakefield Regeneration[edit]

A designated renaissance city, Wakefield is one of the UK’s top 20 locations for business growth.[citation needed] Trinity Walk created hundreds of new jobs in the city.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wakefield Metropolitan District Council (2008-09-02). "Trinity Walk Development (formerly known as the Marsh Way Development)". wakefield.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 11 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-02. 
  2. ^ http://www.pontefractandcastlefordexpress.co.uk/news/local-news/retail-success-record-footfall-for-trinity-walk-1-7722678
  3. ^ http://www.trinitywalk.com/stores
  4. ^ "Administrators called in for £200m Trinity Walk scheme". Wakefield Express. Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  5. ^ "Anglo Irish pulls funding on Modus' Trinity Walk in Wakefield". propertyweek.com. Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  6. ^ "'Trinity Walk back on track'". Retrieved 2009-11-06. 
  7. ^ "Jobs 'are on way' at Wakefield's Trinity Walk". the BBC. 24 November 2010. Retrieved 2009-11-06. 

Coordinates: 53°41′06″N 1°29′42″W / 53.685°N 1.495°W / 53.685; -1.495