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New £40m Kirkstall Bridge Shopping Park opens today

Written by
Shaun Curnow

Kirkstall Bridge Shopping Park opened its doors to the public for the first time at 10am on October 30, offering a brand new retail destination for shoppers in Kirkstall.

Located just off the A65, less than three miles north west of Leeds city centre, the shopping park has created 120,000 sq ft of retail and leisure space and will see 12 stores opening, with up to six more expected to be added shortly.

For opening day a M&S Foodhall, JD Sports, Home Bargains, Outfit and Costa are ready for business, with Card Factory and Pets at Home due to open November 6.

This will be followed by LLoyds Pharmacy on November 9, Trespass on November 13 and a PureGym fitness centre on November 26.

Early in 2016 a Specsavers, The Food Warehouse and toy retailer Smyths are planned to open, too.

Another feature of Kirkstall Bridge Shopping Park included the commissioning of a new clock tower meeting point. A clock tower has been a feature of the site since the 1930s, when the Thrift Store Ltd was in occupation. 

Like the original, the new clock tower has mechanisms created by famous local clockmakers Potts of Leeds. It will also feature screen printed glass cladding designed by artist Kirsty Brooks.

The £40 million development, which will be officially opened by Leeds West MP Rachel Reeves on November 6, has created more than 200 jobs for the area.


Kirkstall Bridge Shopping Park, Kirkstall, Leeds, LS5 3BL.

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