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Regeneration a hit with Edmonton Green shoppers

Published Thursday, 24 May 2012

Edmonton shoppers are enjoying what their local area has to offer more than ever before and are flocking in record numbers to Edmonton Green Shopping Centre.

Latest figures show that on average, an extra 19,000 people now visit the shopping centre compared to the previous year, taking the average weekly visitor numbers to around 210,000. There is also a significant increase in the percentage of people visiting the newly refurbished South Mall, showing that investment and regeneration are key to providing a viable and successful retail centre.

Enfield Council has been making significant investments to improve local centres for Enfield’s residents and has been working with the shopping centre’s owner St. Modwen, on specific improvements to this important local amenity.

These include the regeneration of South Mall and the opening of the new Travelodge hotel, the significant work done by the Council to improve the streetscape of Edmonton Green through the use of the London Mayor’s Outer London Fund, and the refurbishment of Green Towers to provide a modern multi-purpose community venue.

Enfield Council is also preparing a masterplan for Edmonton Green to bring about further regeneration and ensure the continued economic development of the area.

Enfield Council's Cabinet Member for Business and Regeneration, Cllr Del Goddard, said: "These welcome figures show that shoppers in Edmonton Green like to buy locally and that the efforts Enfield Council and St. Modwen have made to improve the shopping experience in Edmonton Green are paying off.

"It's great news that visitor numbers have increased so sharply in such a short period of time, but we must not be complacent and need to do everything we can as a council, working with our partners, to ensure those shoppers keep coming back time after time.

"We are determined to support businesses in Enfield, get shoppers through their doors and boost the economy so that it is in robust health when the country comes out of recession. The more people we have shopping locally, the more goods, businesses and services we are providing and the better things are for our residents."

Gary Morris, Senior Development Manager, said: "Edmonton Green is showing real resilience in these tough economic times and is flourishing with footfall higher than ever and vacancy rates well below the national average."

"Many well known high street retailers have been attracted to the Centre in recent years and with Sports Direct and Wilkinson also due to open this year, we are very positive about the months ahead."

"The significant investment in regeneration and our year-round schedule of community events have also been invaluable in the success of the Centre which is now being seen by the local community as more than just a shopping centre."

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