Shopping Centre

Motherwell’s footfall figures leave high street trailing

Published:  17 June, 2014

Motherwell shopping centre has chalked up record-breaking first quarter footfall figures of a million-plus shoppers.

The Lanarkshire centre is reaping the benefits of a range of measures including a £500,000 facelift last autumn, and occupancy levels of 90 per cent-plus led to a 13 per cent year-on-year increase in shopper numbers between January and March.

William Gear, director of landlord Chester Properties said: “The first quarter is usually the quietest of the year as shoppers and their credit cards recover from festive spending sprees, so breaking the million barrier was a great result for us”.

Since March Motherwell shopping centre has announced plans to develop an evening economy, pledged to invest another £500,000 in a new drive-thru KFC family restaurant, if it gets the go-ahead, and became the country’s first shopping centre to run a free carry to car service.