CRYSTAL Peaks Shopping Mall has enjoyed a record-breaking year despite the recession.
The Sheffield shopping complex attracted a footfall of 10,758,882 throughout 2011, representing a year on year growth of 2.9 per cent
And in December, the centre drew a footfall of 1,333,507, an increase of 9.4 per cent on the previous year.
And with plans for a busy year of expansion – including the arrival of a new Marks & Spencer store and the continued development of the Crystal Peaks Food Hub - management are expecting 2012 to be the best year in Crystal Peaks’ history.
“We enjoyed a fantastic year in 2011 and Christmas really was the icing on the cake,” said centre manager Lee Greenwood.
“Even taking into account that December 2010 was hit by particularly heavy snowfalls that affected shopping, the 2011 figures would still have beaten projected targets by a very strong margin.
“We are a real community shopping centre, offering a fantastic range of shops, an extremely popular indoor market and great value and choice.
“And our free parking and excellent public transport links are another major attraction.
“The arrival of Marks & Spencer in one our largest units this summer and the opening of Costa Coffee and two other outlets to join McDonalds and Time Café in our already successful lower ground floor Food Hub mean that 2012 promises to be a very special year for Crystal Peaks shoppers.
“There are also some other exciting new high street names ready to join us, while the Halifax will be relocating and expanding at a new site in the complex so there’s plenty for visitors to look out for.”