centre:mk reports rise in annual footfall
centre:mk has reported a 2.5% increase in footfall year-on-year bucking the retail downturn.
The Milton Keynes shopping destination, which is one of the top 10 nationally, said it had attracted 3 million visitors over the Christmas period with 100,000 visiting the centre on Boxing Day.
Some shoppers were reported to have joined the queue at midnight with 1,000 queuing specifically for the Next sale.
Kevin Duffy, Centre Director at centre:mk commented: “2019 has been a great success for centre:mk with shoppers continuing to flock to our centre. We are pleased to have welcomed so many new brands into the centre and look forward to welcoming more in 2020.
"Our £50m investment programme including our award winning guest services and ‘smart’ car park reflects our ongoing commitment to both our retailers and shoppers and we believe centre:mk will go from strength to strength as we move into the new year.”
centre:mk spans 1.3 million sq ft of retail space and last year welcomed 10 new brands to its line-up: Neon Sheep, Newbie, Typo, Primark, Chatime, Morano’s, Trailfinders, Skechers, Lovisa and Lush. This year it will see the opening of Harrods' new standalone beauty concept H Beauty.