A shopping centre in Hull is celebrating record visitor figures and its new manager is set to take the centre to a new level of success.
The Prospect Shopping Centre, based in the city centre, celebrated this week after finding out that the Christmas period was the best the centre has had for three years. Over 6.2 million people visited Prospect in 2011. The Centre saw a 2.79% increase in the final quarter leading up to Christmas.
The celebrations continue as the footfall of eager shoppers for the first week of 2012 was up by 5.9%.
Lee Appleton, centre manager, says: “It’s been a great start to 2012, our shopper’s loyalty has been fantastic and we look forward to the coming seasons. There are going to be some great new changes to the centre”.
Those changes have started this week; with the final phase of a new lighting and ceiling programme for the malls. The service yard road and ramp will be resurfaced at a cost of just over £400,000.
Prospect is keen to beat the national high street turbulence that the UK is gripped by, “With an excellent start and improvements to the shopping malls, the prospects look excellent”, says Lee.