01 Jan 2021

centre:mk beats benchmarks for a strong start to re-opening

centre:mk in Milton Keynes, one of the top ten retail and leisure destinations in the UK, has out-performed a number of UK benchmarks since re-opening on April 12.

Bettered Springboard’s national footfall benchmark since opening by as much as +4% vs 2019

Saturdays and Sunday showing the strongest performance against national footfall, particularly Saturday, April 17, when centre:mk was +27pp against the benchmark for highstreets and +21pp against shopping centres as the regional customers returned

Retailers reporting up to 90% sales growth on the week against 2019 sales

Many retailers achieving and maintaining top 10 status in their company’s national rankings

Retailers smashing targets on opening, some by midday on the first day

Despite restricted capacity, catering performing well, aided by the provision of additional seating space

Many F&B brands top in their businesses nationally for ‘on-site’ sales

centre:mk’s offer is stronger than ever, with Hamleys having extended its lease, Dune has opened a new concept, Neds Noodles is preparing to launch and, on April 29, H beauty reveals its second store in the UK and biggest emporium yet at centre:mk

For more information, please contact:

MMX Retail

David Justice – 07977 998822
Nick Symons – 07977 998825
Filippa Mudd – 07917 034807

Joint Agents CBRE

Katie Bryan – 07714 957467
Nigel Costain – 07768 614660
Charlie Ready – 07500 578078