Double digit footfall growth at Lincoln’s Waterside centre
Lincoln’s Waterside shopping centre is leading a revival in the city’s high street, with double-digit growth in footfall following the opening of a new 11,300-sq ft Topshop and Topman unit, a new Vision Express flagship store and Skechers joining the retail line up.
Waterside is outperforming both regional and national benchmarks, after September’s BRC-Springboard Footfall Monitor revealed a national decline of 1.7% on the previous year, with Lincolnshire experiencing a 3.9% decline.
“This year we said we were committed to making the Waterside shopping centre the home of the biggest and best brands in fashion and that we were prepared to invest significantly in the centre to make this happen,” said Harry Wildsmith of Hark Group, asset & development manager on behalf of Waterside Lincoln Limited Partnership. “Over £3m has been invested in improving the centre for our customers. This is Topshop and Topman’s only new store of the year, and we will soon be welcoming Skechers to the centre.”