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Footfall in Shrewsbury’s main shopping centres up six per cent on 2016

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The Darwin Centre, Shrewsbury

The Darwin Centre, Shrewsbury

Footfall in the Darwin and Pride Hill shopping centres in Shrewsbury is up by approximately six per cent on the same period in 2016, latest figures show.

The opening of Primark in the Darwin Centre a year ago saw a significant peak in footfall at that time and – as a result – current footfall is slightly down on this time last year (by approximately three to four per cent).

However the increase in footfall on two years ago – prior to Primark opening – demonstrates the positive impact of the Primark investment.

Current footfall in the Darwin and Pride Hill centres is in line with expectations given the current retail trading conditions, and the centres appear to be doing much better than many other towns and cities.