Trafford Centre Manchester

by : Renuka Menon

The Trafford Centre is a large indoor shopping centre located in Trafford in Greater England.

It has 118,766 square meters (1.2m square feet) of retail space and attracts 29 million visits annually. It is made up of 4 main areas: Peel Avenue, Regent Crescent, The Dome and The Orient. The centre is owned by the Peel Holdings. The centre was designed so that visitors enter on both of the two main shopping floors in equal numbers. T his helps avoid the problem suffered by other centers, such as the Metro Centre, where visitors do not go to upper floors meaning that many big retailers avoid upper floor units.

The Dome
The Dome is in the middle of the centre and is home to more up market stores such as the first Selfridges outside of London.

Regent Crescent is the area where most of the high end designer stores are situated like Karen Millen, Jane Norman, Gap and Mexx, it is home to two bookshops as well as Water stones and Borders and it is also home to two department stores BHS and Debenhams which is at the end of Regent Crescent.