LCP looks to future as Galleries footfall picks up
Visitor numbers for July climbed by 25% year-on-year at the Washington shopping centre, following deals with brands including Trespass, Klass and discounter One Beyond.
LCP Group, owner of the centre, said that 1.88m people visited the centre in July, compared to 1.5m in the same month last year.
Simon Eatough, director for landlord and tenant at LCP, said: “The Galleries has always been a popular shopping destination as it is at the heart of the Washington community. Anchored by Asda and Sainsbury’s, with a host of high street names and independent retailers, we have seen shopper numbers continue to increase this year.
“The summer holiday period has meant the retailers at Galleries have enjoyed a further seasonal boost, which is great news.
“We’ve been working really hard to attract new brands to the centre and have seen the likes of national names such as Trespass, Klass and recently One Beyond open their doors alongside numerous local businesses, which add to the diverse mix on site.”
The Galleries is around 535,000 sq ft in total, and features more than 100 retailers. Average annual footfall is around 10.5m. It also has 2,500 free car parking spaces and a dedicated bus station.
Klass is a women’s fashion retailer, and Trespass an outdoors specialist.
Eatough added: “It’s testament to the expert team, who not only really understand retail, but really think about which brands would work in a specific location.
“We have further exciting plans that we know will make Galleries an even more attractive destination for local shoppers.”