The Trafford Centre, Manchester

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  • The Trafford Centre, Manchester
    • About
      • Opened in 1998, many people concerned about Manchester's CBD
      • Nearly 5.5 million people are in 45mins drive
      • 2005 = 29.4 million visitors
      • Laser quest, Rock climbing, Odeon Cinema, Adventure Golf
    • Advantages
      • Good motorway links
        • Close to Junction 9 and 10 of the M60
        • Links to M6, M61, M62 and M602
      • 11,500 parking spaces with capacity monitoring system
      • Bus station which can deal with 120 buses per hour
      • Disabled facilities (scooters, wheelchairs)
      • Weatherproof and air conditioned
      • Lots of different shops and resturants
        • John Lewis, Debenhams, Next, BHS, Selfridges & Co
        • Burton, H&M, Hollister, Jack Wills, Lacoste, Miss Selfridge, Superdry, Ted Baker
        • Burger King, KFC, Frankie + Benny's, Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Nando's, Pizza Express, Tgi Fridays
        • Boost Juice Bar, Caffe Nero, Cafe Rouge, Costa Coffee, Pret A Manger, Starbucks
    • Disadvantages
      • Heavy traffic on access road network
      • Artificial atmosphere
      • Too expensive for local or independent businesses to rent
      • Difficult for poorer people to gain access

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