The Trafford Centre

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Which largest shopping centre is the Trafford Centre?
6th largest in the UK.
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How much of the UK's population live within 45 minutes of the centre?
Nearly 10%.
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Where is the Trafford Centre?
Manchester.
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What was the Trafford Centre built on?
Brownfield site in industrial area of Trafford Park that was owned by Manchester Ship Canal Company until 1986.
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How is the Trafford Centre different to other shopping centres?
It also has many leisure facilities
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How many people does the food court seat?
1600.
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How many lanes does the 10-pin bowling alley have?
18.
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How many screens does the cinema have?
20.
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How many visitors are there on average each year?
30-35million.
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What good motorway links does the centre have?
It is reached by Junctions 9 and 10 of the M60, which links to the M6, M61, M62 and M602 to Manchester City Centre.
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What is the capacity of the bus station?
120 buses/hour.
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What does the shuttle bus link to?
Metrolink tram system.
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What times of year are congestion, air and noise pollution levels high?
Bank holidays and the run up to Christmas when there are heavy build ups of traffic on the access road network.
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Why is access difficult for elderly shoppers?
Restricted public transport services.
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Give two contrasting examples of stores at the Trafford Centre.
Primark and Ralph Lauren.
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What are the opening hours of the Trafford Centre?
Till 10pm Mon-Fri, 8pm Sat, 6pm Sun.
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What are all the outlets? Why?
Chain stores. It is too expensive for local or independent businesses to rent a space.
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What facilities are there for the disabled?
Regularly spaced shop mobility units offering scooters and wheel chairs.
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What are the five-themed sections?
Peel Avenue, Regent Crescent, the Dome, Barton Square and the Orient.
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Give an example of access being difficult for poorer people.
Homeless are kept out by security staff.
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How does the centre support local community projects and charities? What is one example of these?
Through fundraising and donations. Royal Manchester Children's hospital.
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What does the centre provide for local students studying retail business?
Work experience.
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How many people are employed by the centre? What benefits do they recieve?
8000. Healthcare and childcare vouchers.
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What new service opened at the centre in 2010?
Legoland Discovery Centre.
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What negative impact did the centre have on shopping in surrounding towns?
Fewer people go to town centres to shop or for leisure activities because they cannot compete with advantages offered by the Trafford centre.
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What percentage of shops were vacant in Altrincham in 2010? How does this compare to the national average?
37%. Nearly three times the national average of 13%.
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What was planning permission granted for in 2006?
Construction of a 600m canal linking the centre with Manchester ship canal for a water taxi service to and from Salford Quays.
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There are plans to extend which two anchor stores?
M&S, John Lewis.
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What did CSC apply for in 2011?
To increase retail space on 3rd floor of Barton Square from 18,580m^2 to 28,966m^2 which would increase the centre's retail size to 195,000m^2.
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What could be constructed at the centre? What condition has been given for this?
A Manchester metrolink line and station. Metrolink and local authorities have declared that the link must be at least in part privately funded by developers.
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