The scorching summer weather and the latest Hollywood blockbusters have had people flocking to The Cornerhouse, as footfall figures for the centre show record numbers in the first six months of the year.
The data which is collected from people entering The Cornerhouse and visiting both Trinity Square and Forman street measured an increase of approximately 400,000 customers for January to June compared to last year and an overall increase from March to June for the previous two years.
The new Avengers: Infinity War movie saw Cineworld experience its busiest ever day on Saturday 28 April, with over 7,000 customers and 27,000 visitors for the first week of May, despite the hot weather. This surge in filmgoers consequently lofted The Cornerhouse centre’s April footfall by 2.2 per cent compared to 2017.
Commenting on the increase, Charlie Truman, centre executive at Nottingham’s leading leisure and entertainment complex, The Cornerhouse, said: “These figures are excellent. Great movies, weather and the World Cup have all been big contributing factors to the numbers.
“Traffic on Forman Street peaked in March and has remained consistently high ever since, which is great news for us and also for the industry as a whole amidst reports of the high street struggling.
“Al fresco dinners and drinks in the sunshine have all been enjoyed at The Cornerhouse, at venues like Nando’s, Revolution and Turtle Bay. Whilst Slug and Lettuce noted its ‘giant Pornstar Martini’s’ and pink gin cocktails have proved popular and helped drive people through the doors.”
The Cornerhouse has recently expanded it’s offering with two new bars. Former-boxer Carl Froch’s Alto launched this month, replacing the Rocket@Saltwater site, and new gin venue Ginsecco is set to open later in the year.
Charlie added: “The Cornerhouse is currently going through an exciting period. New bars and leisure operators are expressing interest in the complex to host their unique concepts and offerings. This is testament to the popularity of the centre, and it really goes to show that it remains the leading hub for leisure and entertainment in Nottingham.”