Stratford Centre celebrates record footfall
13:14 23 September 2016
The London Olympics may be long gone, but Stratford Shopping Centre is continuing to set new records for the number of customers walking through its doors.
The centre set a personal best in 2012, the year of the London games, with 25.5million customers visiting the shopping complex. This figure has risen annually, and is expected to pass the 26m mark later this year, a 3.8 per cent increase on 2015.
The shopping complex occupies 330,000 square feet and currently has all its units let, with over 60 shops and food outlets, ranging from Superdrug to Subway.
A number of retailers, including Holland and Barrett, have upsized in order to meet the increased demand.
Tony Whitehorn, the centre manager, said: “In terms of footfall we had such a great year in 2012 thanks to the Olympics, we never imagined we would hit these sorts of figures again, but we are.
“With the Olympics over now, we are thrilled to see our footfall still surpassing what was set in 2012.”
Visitor numbers are expected to be boosted even further in the near future with 10,000 new homes scheduled to be built in the borough.
Additionally, the Financial Conduct Authority and Transport for London are both due to relocate to Stratford in 2018, creating local jobs and increased traffic through Stratford, expected to further raise footfall at the shopping centre.
Ilan Goldman, from Catalyst Capital who manage the centre, commented: “This is an exciting time for Stratford with the planning being accepted for the Stratford Island development, the area as a whole is a place where everyone wants to be.
“With the centre being 100 per cent let, we now offer shoppers everything they need under one roof and the diversity of all the retailers will see further boosts to footfall over the coming months.”