Trinity Leeds turns two - and celebrates 43million visitors

The opening of Trinity Leeds.
The opening of Trinity Leeds.
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MORE than 43million people have visited Trinity Leeds since it opened just two years ago.

The shopping centre in Leeds city centre celebrates its second birthday today and has released the figures to mark the milestone.

Since opening in 2013, a total of 43.5million people have been through the doors – the equivalent of almost two million a month.

The £400m development has also brought 60 new brands to Leeds city centre, such as Victoria’s Secret, Apple and Hollister.

According to the latest figures, shoppers spend an average of 99 minutes at Trinity Leeds, and 90 street food trucks have been lifted in and out of the Trinity Kitchen dining area.

Around 10,000 people have also signed up to the new ‘Love Trinity Leeds’ app and loyalty card, which launched in January.

The centre opened back in March 2013, when thousands of eager shoppers descended on the one million sq ft site to get the first look.

A special launch event curated by British fashion designer Henry Holland was held in the main atrium.

It included the unveiling of the world’s longest designer dress – a 15m-high creation modelled by aerial acrobat and former Cirque du Soleil principal artist Colette Morrow.

The dress was embellished with thousands of Swarovski crystals.

Work on Trinity Leeds began in 2008 but was stopped for more than year as the economic storm swept the UK.

The shopping centre is named after Holy Trinity Church, which is just next door.

Trinity Leeds now has 120 shops, restaurant and bars.