Footfall up at Royal Quays Outlet Centre in North Shields

North Shields shopping centre, Royal Quays,  reported footfall had increased on 2013

The Royal Quays Outlet Centre in North Shields
The Royal Quays Outlet Centre in North Shields

Footfall has increased at the Royal Quays Outlet Centre.

According to year-on-year statistics for October, the centre attracted 2.5% more footfall.

Spending had also increased by 6.5%, meaning forecasts for the winter months were positive.

The improvements follow figures released at Easter, which showed that footfall was up by 4% on the same time 2013 and spending up by 7% across the board.

Centre Manager at Royal Quays, Judith Ramshaw, said: “The figures have been strong right across the year during which time we have seen a continuing upward trend in both footfall and spend. Confidence amongst tenants is generally high and we are also seeing an increase in enquiries with regard to taking up tenancy.

“Over the last year we welcomed a range of new names to the centre such as Beauty Outlet, Unique Boutique, Home Designer Outlet and Caffé Massarella, who are sitting alongside well established names such as Nike Factory Store, Next Clearance, Marks & Spencer Outlet and Clarks.

“The latest figures are very encouraging. As we move into the winter months, we are looking forward to seeing this growth continue.

“We work hard at ensuring our tenants are fully supported whether this is through connecting them with their fellow neighbours on-site, offering flexible packages suited to individual requirements and a range of competitive flexible rent arrangements linked to store performance as well as marketing support.”

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