Major New Lettings at West Yorkshire Shopping Centre

A Wakefield shopping centre has scored six major new lettings and begun work on an expansion this winter.

Trinity Walk has welcomed Wakefield city centre’s first ever Starbucks cafe, now open opposite The Chinese Buffet.

International jewellers, Nomination, will also open their first dedicated store in the city in late-November in the unit next to Starbucks.

And Explore Learning has taken some prime space above Asda Living where they will offer young people aged four to 14 award-winning dedicated tutoring to improve their literacy and numeracy skills. Phonextra will also join the range of stores at the centre, taking the former Brookfields unit facing the market hall.

And mobile phone network, Three, will open a new store along the popular Teal Way near to Trespass. VIP vapes and e-cigarettes store has also opened at the centre, too.

The centre is now more fully let than ever since opening in 2011.

It follows Trinity Walk owner, Orion’s, purchase of the nearby Westmorland House which is currently to be transformed into an extension of the popular shopping centre.

The complete refurbishment will see a new exterior facelift, utility works and larger units created around existing tenants who all remain open for business as usual including Bonmarche, Poundworld, Martin’s and Modern Savage Tattoo Studio.

Artist’s impression of Westmorland House Extension

Richard Low, Head of Retail for Orion, said: “It’s a challenging climate, which makes these new lettings even more pleasing as they offer more variety, more jobs and more reasons to shop, relax and learn. Trinity Walk is resilient and never stands still, which positions it well as a sub-regional shopping centre.”

Cormac Hamilton, Trinity Walk’s Centre Manager, said: “The comments we get time after time about our centre are that it’s fresh, clean, spacious and exceeds their expectations when people visit for the first time. Our focus is now about working on retaining our core customers, increasing their average number of visits and growing our catchment area because we know what we offer is appealing to a lot of people.”
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