Out of Town Retailing Case Study - The Trafford Centre

Out of Town Retailing Case Study - The Trafford Centre

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Out of Town Retailing CASE STUDY:
The Trafford Centre
Sixth largest shopping centre in the UK
Opened 10 September 1998
Nearly 5.5 million (10 % of UK population) live with 45 minutes of the centre
Site owned by Manchester Ship Canal Company until 1986
The planning process was one of the longest and most expansive in the history of the United
Construction took 27 months costing approximately £600 million, approximately £750M as
of 2012
In 2005, 29.4 million visited the centre
Average footfall of around 35 million a year
280 shops and services
5 themed sectors ­ Peel Avenue (high street shops), Regent Crescent (high-end), the Dome
(Jewellers), Barton Square (high quality home wares) and the Orient (food area)
Europe's largest food court - 1600-seat with 60 restaurants, cafes and bars
18-lane ten pin bowling ally
Laser Quest arena
20 screen cinema ­ UK busiest cinema with 28500 visitors a year
Over 11500 car parking spaces
Retail: 185,000 m2
Leisure: 16,258m2
Dining: 13,935m2
Future Expansion:
Immediate plans include constructing a roof over Barton Square and expanding the John Lewis
and Marks & Spencer outlets, large anchor stores
Longterm plans include expanding Barton Square retail space, building retail areas on unused
land and attracting retailers that currently do not have a presence such as House of
Fraser, Robert Dyas and Primark.
CSC applied for planning application to increase retail space on the 3rd floor in Barton Square
from 18,580m2 to 28,966m2 in September 2011 which would increase the Trafford Centre's retail
size to approximately 195,000m2

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Situated off the M60 (Junctions 9 and 10)
Over 10,122 car spaces and 350 coach spaces
Its popularity has resulted in traffic congestion on the M60's Barton High-Level Bridge,
requiring a link road adjacent to the M60 crossing the ship canal on a new swing bridge.…read more

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Male ­ 35%
Female ­ 65%
16-34 ­ 22%
25-34 ­ 26%
35-44 ­ 21%
45-54 ­ 16%
55+ ­ 15%
Method of travel:
Car ­ 87%
Bus ­ 8%
Walk ­ 2%
Other ­ 3%
Frequency of visits:
Once a week or
more often ­ 24%
1-2 times a
month ­ 36%
2-6 times a
year ­ 27%
Less often ­
13%…read more


Stephanie White

fantastic! thank you :)

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