Spending is up at outlet centre

Royal Quays Shopping Outlet, in North Shields.
Royal Quays Shopping Outlet, in North Shields.

Business is booming at an outlet shopping centre in the borough.

Royal Quays Outlet Centre, in North Shields, has reported further growth in its trading figures for the autumn period this year.

In comparison to October 2013, footfall increased by 2.5 per cent and spending by 6.5 per cent with forecasts looking positive for the winter months. This follows on from figures released at Easter, which showed that footfall was up by four per cent on the same time 2013 and spending up by seven per cent across the board.

The centre has also enjoyed more good news in October with a number of new tenants about to be officially unveiled in the run up to the busy Christmas period.

Centre manager at Royal Quays, Judith Ramshaw, said: “The figures have been strong right across the year during which time we have seen a continuing upward trend in both footfall and spend.

“Confidence amongst tenants is generally high and we are also seeing an increase in enquiries with regard to taking up tenancy.

“Over the last year we welcomed a range of new names to the centre such as Beauty Outlet, Unique Boutique, Home Designer Outlet and Caffé Massarella, who are sitting alongside well established names such as Nike Factory Store, Next Clearance, Marks & Spencer Outlet and Clarks Outlet.

“The latest figures are very encouraging. As we move into the winter months, we are looking forward to seeing this growth continue.

“We work hard at ensuring our tenants are fully supported whether this is through connecting them with their fellow neighbours on-site, offering flexible packages suited to individual requirements and a range of competitive flexible rent arrangements linked to store performance as well as marketing support.”

For more information visit www.royalquaysoutletcentre.com