OVERALL sales at the Gunwharf Quays shopping centre were up this year.
Overall sales were up 7.3 per cent in the first quarter of the year, compared to the same time last year.
There was also a 5.8 per cent increase in the outlet centre’s retail sales, and a 10.7 per cent rise in bars and restaurants.
Peter Emery, centre director at Gunwharf Quays, said: ‘Gunwharf Quays not only offers fantastic discounts from designer brands but provides an experience in which consumers can enjoy a whole day out.
‘In today’s economic climate people are looking for added value and Gunwharf Quays offers that, and is a place where you can enjoy shopping, eating and entertainment all in one space.
‘We are delighted with the first quarter results and with our new occupiers and are positive for a successful remainder of the year.’