Trinity Walk

Trinity Walk is a shopping centre in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. England. Opened on 6 May 2011, Wakefield Council describe it as "the most important City Centre development for more than 20 years."[1]

Trinity Walk
Trinity Walk Retail Development (6) (geograph 2399160)
LocationWakefield, England
Opening date6 May 2011
DeveloperShepherd Building Group
OwnerSovereign Land / AREA Property Partners
No. of stores and services63 (includes 4 reserved for catering)
No. of anchor tenants4
Total retail floor area500,000 sq ft (55,000 m²)
No. of floors1
Parking957 spaces

Retail scheme

Trinity Walk is 500,000 sq ft partially enclosed shopping centre with over 55 stores and 1000 car parking spaces, with access from Wakefield’s inner city ring road (A61) and the main bus station. The centre contains major stores, including an 8,500 m² Sainsbury's and a 9,000 m² Debenhams, and retailers Next, New Look, Top Man Topshop and H&M and Pandora.

The centre recorded its record year for footfall in 2015 with around 11.22 million shopping visits, up 4% on 2014. It also saw its busiest ever week in December 2015 after welcoming around 289,000 shoppers.[2]


On 19 March 2009, it appeared that the development was going to fall victim to the credit crunch when KPMG were called in as administrators[3] as the Anglo Irish Bank withdrew its support for the project.[4] Building work stopped and the steel structure stood half finished.

The scheme was rescued in early 2010 by a consortium who bought the development from administrators - a joint venture company comprising Sovereign Land, AREA Property Partners, and Shepherd Building Group.[5]

Trinity Walk opened on Friday 6 May 2011.

Wakefield Regeneration

Trinity Walk has created hundreds of new jobs in the city.[6]


  1. ^ Wakefield Metropolitan District Council (2 September 2008). "Trinity Walk Development (formerly known as the Marsh Way Development)". Archived from the original on 11 June 2008. Retrieved 2 November 2008.
  2. ^ "Retail success: Record footfall for Trinity Walk". Pontefract and Castleford Express. 8 February 2016. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Administrators called in for £200m Trinity Walk scheme". Wakefield Express. Retrieved 18 April 2009.
  4. ^ "Anglo Irish pulls funding on Modus' Trinity Walk in Wakefield". Retrieved 18 April 2009.
  5. ^ "'Trinity Walk back on track'". Retrieved 6 November 2009.
  6. ^ "Jobs 'are on way' at Wakefield's Trinity Walk". the BBC. 24 November 2010. Retrieved 6 November 2009.

Coordinates: 53°41′06″N 1°29′42″W / 53.685°N 1.495°W


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