Artist impression of Westmorland House extension Trinity Walk 2017.
Artist impression of Westmorland House extension at Trinity Walk.
Nick Hill

Wakefield shopping centre Trinity Walk welcomes six new outlets

As well as beginning work on a major expansion, Wakefield shopping centre Trinity Walk has announced six new lettings 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 its first dedicated store in the city in the unit next to Starbucks.

In addition, Explore Learning has taken prime space above Asda Living where it will offer young people aged four to 14 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.

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

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

These announcements follow on from Trinity Walk owner, Orion’s, purchasing the nearby Westmorland House which is to be transformed into an extension of the shopping centre.

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

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, added: “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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